from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Variant of valence.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The number of edges connected to a vertex in a graph
- n. valence
- n. The capacity of a verb to take a specific number of arguments
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. See valence.
- n. A unit of combining power; a so-called bond of affinity.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Same as valence, 1.
- n. A single unit of combining capacity. Thus, carbon is said to have four valencies.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the phenomenon of forming chemical bonds
- n. (biology) a relative capacity to unite or react or interact as with antigens or a biological substrate
- n. (chemistry) a property of atoms or radicals; their combining power given in terms of the number of hydrogen atoms (or the equivalent)
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