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noun [countable] valence pronunciation in American English /ˈveɪləns/
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pluralvalences

or valency valence pronunciation in American English /ˈveɪlənsi/

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    chemistry a measurement of the ability of an atom to combine with other atoms
  2. 2
    linguistics the number of different types of clause that a word can be used with

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