Definition of Valency

1. Noun. The phenomenon of forming chemical bonds.

Generic synonyms: Chemical Phenomenon



2. Noun. (biology) a relative capacity to unite or react or interact as with antigens or a biological substrate.
Exact synonyms: Valence
Generic synonyms: Power, Powerfulness
Category relationships: Biological Science, Biology
Attributes: Univalent, Bivalent, Double, Multivalent, Monovalent, Polyvalent

3. Noun. (chemistry) a property of atoms or radicals; their combining power given in terms of the number of hydrogen atoms (or the equivalent).
Exact synonyms: Valence
Specialized synonyms: Covalence, Covalency
Generic synonyms: Power, Powerfulness
Category relationships: Chemical Science, Chemistry
Attributes: Monovalent, Univalent, Multivalent, Polyvalent
Derivative terms: Valent

Definition of Valency

1. n. See Valence.

2. n. See Valence.

Definition of Valency

1. Noun. (graph theory) The number of edges connected to a vertex in a graph ¹

2. Noun. (chemistry) valence ¹

3. Noun. (linguistics) The capacity of a verb to take a specific number of arguments ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Valency

1. valence [n -CIES] - See also: valence

Medical Definition of Valency

1. See Valence. A unit of combining power; a so-called bond of affinity. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Valency

valedictory
valedictory address
valedictory speaker
valence
valence band
valence bond
valence electron
valence electrons
valence isomer
valence issue
valence shell
valencene
valences
valencias
valencies
valency (current term)
valenki
valent
valentine
valentineless
valentines
valentinite
valepotriates
valeral
valeraldehyde
valeramide
valeramides
valerate
valerates
valerene

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