Valance vs. Valence

Valance vs. Valence — Is There a Difference?

Difference Between Valance and Valence

Valancenoun

An ornamental drapery hung across a top edge, as of a bed, table, or canopy.

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The combining capacity of an atom or group of atoms as determined by the number of electrons it can lose, add, or share when it reacts with other atoms or groups. Also called oxidation state.

Valancenoun

A short drapery, decorative board, or metal strip mounted especially across the top of a window to conceal structural fixtures.

Valencenoun

An integer used to represent this capacity, which may be given as positive or negative depending on whether electrons are lost or gained, respectively

The valences of copper are +1 and +2.

Valanceverb

To supply with valances or a valance.

Valencenoun

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

Valancenoun

A short curtain that usually hangs along the top edge of a window.

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The number of different antigens contained in a vaccine, corresponding to the number of pathogens that it is active against.

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A decorative framework used to conceal the curtain mechanism and so on at the top of a window.

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(Psychology) The degree of attraction or aversion that an individual feels toward a specific object or event.

Valancenoun

(bedding) A short, decorative edging of cloth that hangs from the mattress to the floor.

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(Linguistics) The number and type of arguments that a lexical item, especially a verb, can combine with to make a syntactically well-formed sentence, often along with a description of the categories of those constituents. Intransitive verbs (appear, arrive) have a valence of one—the subject; some transitive verbs (paint, touch), two—the subject and direct object; other transitive verbs (ask, give), three—the subject, direct object, and indirect object.

Valancenoun

The drooping edging of the lid of a trunk, which covers the joint when the lid is closed.

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The capacity of something to unite, react, or interact with something else

"I do not claim to know much more about novels than the writing of them, but I cannot imagine one set in the breathing world which lacks any moral valence" (Robert Stone).

Valancenoun

a decorative framework to conceal curtain fixtures at the top of a window casing

Valencenoun

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

Valencenoun

(chemistry) 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.

Valencenoun

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

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(linguistics) 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.

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

Valencenoun

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

anger and fear have negative valence

Valencenoun

(sociology) Value.

Valencenoun

alternative spelling of valance

Valencenoun

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

Valencenoun

(chemistry) a property of atoms or radicals; their combining power given in terms of the number of hydrogen atoms (or the equivalent)