valency

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Late Latin valentia (power)

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Noun[edit]

valency (countable and uncountable, plural valencies) (mostly UK)

  1. (graph theory) The number of edges connected to a vertex in a graph.
    Synonym: degree
  2. (especially chemistry) Valence.
  3. (linguistics) The capacity of a verb to take a specific number of arguments.
    Synonym: valence
  4. The capacity of something to combine with other things.
    • 2018, James Lambert, “A multitude of ‘lishes’: The nomenclature of hybridity”, in English World-Wide[1], page 10:
      Some etymons appear to have greater valency than others when it comes to the formation of portmanteau words.

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