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  • noun polyvalence

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  • noun (chemistry) the state of having a valence greater than two
  • noun (toxicology) the state of being capable of counteracting more than one toxin or antigen or kind of microorganism

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  • Thus Sumerian logographic signs, if used in Akkadian, would not convey the same exact meaning, while the same sign could, depending upon context, mean different words, a linguistic trait known as polyvalency.

    The Whisperers

  • Thus Sumerian logographic signs, if used in Akkadian, would not convey the same exact meaning, while the same sign could, depending upon context, mean different words, a linguistic trait known as polyvalency.

    The Whisperers

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