trivalence

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

Definition of trivalence

plural trivalences or trivalencies
: 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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