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Plumbous vs. Valence

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  • Plumbous (adjective)

    Of, pertaining to, resembling or containing lead.

  • Plumbous (adjective)

    Specifically, of compounds in which it has a lower valence as contrasted with plumbic compounds.

  • Valence (noun)

    An extract; a preparation, now especially one effective against a certain number of strains of a pathogen.

  • Valence (noun)

    The combining capacity of an atom, radical or functional group determined by the number of electrons that it will lose, gain, or share when it combines with other atoms etc. from 1884

    "valency"

  • Valence (noun)

    The number of binding sites of a molecule, such as an antibody or antigen.

  • Valence (noun)

    The number of arguments that a verb can have, including its subject, ranging from zero (for the likes of "It rains") to three (for the likes of "He gives her a flower") or, less commonly, four.

    "valency"

    "The number of bonds that a verb has constitutes what we will call the valence of the verb."

  • Valence (noun)

    A one-dimensional value assigned to an object, situation, or state, that can usually be positive or negative. from 1935

    "anger and fear have negative valence"

  • Valence (noun)

    Value.

  • Valence (noun)

    alternative spelling of valance

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Oxford Dictionary
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  • Plumbous (adjective)

    Of, pertaining to, or containing, lead; - used specifically to designate those compounds in which it has a lower valence as contrasted with plumbic compounds.

  • Valence (noun)

    The degree of combining power of an atom (or radical) as shown by the number of atoms of hydrogen (or of other monads, as chlorine, sodium, etc.) with which it will combine, or for which it can be substituted, or with which it can be compared; thus, an atom of hydrogen is a monad, and has a valence of one; the atoms of oxygen, nitrogen, and carbon are respectively dyads, triads, and tetrads, and have a valence respectively of two, three, and four.

Webster Dictionary
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  • Plumbous (adjective)

    relating to or consisting of lead

  • Valence (noun)

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

  • Valence (noun)

    (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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