trivalence

noun tri·valence \(ˈ)trī+\
variants: or

trivalency

\(ˈ)trī+\

Definition of trivalence

plural

trivalences

or

trivalencies

  1. :  the quality or state of being trivalent

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Origin and Etymology of trivalence

trivalence International Scientific Vocabulary, from trivalent, after such pairs as English present : presence; trivalency from trivalent, after such pairs as English regent : regency; translation of German dreiwertigkeit


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