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va·lence

, valency (vā'lĕns, -len-sē),
The combining power of one atom of an element (or a radical), that of the hydrogen atom being the unit of comparison, determined by the number of electrons in the outer shell of the atom (v. electrons); for example, in HCl, chlorine is monovalent; in H2O, oxygen is bivalent; in NH3, nitrogen is trivalent.
[L. valentia, strength]

valency

(vā′lən-sē)
n.
Variant of valence.

va·lence

, valency (vā'lĕns, -ē)
The combining power of one atom of an element (or a radical), that of the hydrogen atom being the unit of comparison, determined by the number of electrons in the outer shell of the atom (v. electrons); e.g., in HCl, chlorine is monovalent; in H2O, oxygen is bivalent; in NH3, nitrogen is trivalent.
[L. valentia, strength]

va·lence

, valency (vā'lĕns, -sē)
The combining power of one atom of an element (or a radical), that of the hydrogen atom being the unit of comparison, determined by the number of electrons in the outer shell of the atom (v. electrons).
[L. valentia, strength]
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Both valencies and secondary features of base verbs may be relevant to the realization or interpretation of deverbal nouns.
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But although it is true that left dislocation requires a suitable pronoun, I do not think that this condition can replace our assumption that unmarked left dislocation necessarily involves specification of variables that come from verbal valencies. This becomes evident in cases like (32c).
The placement of the comparative-source phrase enables both partitive-takers to satisfy their valencies with a nominal to their right.
ChemSketch also automatically checks the chemistry of the structure while it is being drawn, and displays the appropriate charge and indicates any incorrect valencies. Once the structure is drawn, the program can check for tautomers, and adjust the bond length and angle according to hybridization simplifying the task of drawing complex structures.
But David does not explore its potential, nor does she integrate its rapidly shifting valencies (the presence of the colony in the form of wealth is good, but its savagery in the form of British greed is bad; dangerous natives become good babus, white Englishmen become enemies) into her argument about the making of British identity in the nineteenth century.
8) showed that rubber-to-metal bonding achieved by the brass plating process was due to chemical valencies linking the brass to the rubber through a mixed copper sulfide compound.