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English noun: valence

1. valence (attribute) (biology) a relative capacity to unite or react or interact as with antigens or a biological substrate


Synonymsvalency


Broader (hypernym)power, powerfulness


Attributebivalent, double, monovalent, multivalent, polyvalent, univalent


Domain categorybiological science, biology

2. valence (attribute) (chemistry) a property of atoms or radicals; their combining power given in terms of the number of hydrogen atoms (or the equivalent)


Synonymsvalency


Broader (hypernym)power, powerfulness


Narrower (hyponym)covalence, covalency


Attributemonovalent, multivalent, polyvalent, univalent


Domain categorychemical science, chemistry









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