multivalency


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Noun1.multivalency - (chemistry) the state of having a valence greater than two
state - the way something is with respect to its main attributes; "the current state of knowledge"; "his state of health"; "in a weak financial state"
chemical science, chemistry - the science of matter; the branch of the natural sciences dealing with the composition of substances and their properties and reactions
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This suggests a multivalency which allows the imagery of the film to be interpreted in two different ways; as both suggesting Zen enlightenment and Jungian individuation.
3A), which takes advantage of the bivalency or multivalency of the main antibody isotypes.
False negative results occur if Antibody levels are low, Infection with a variant of the virus, specimen handling conditions which result in loss of HIV antibody multivalency.
This example demonstrates vividly Rappaport's arguments about the multivalency of the mestizo label.
This multivalency extends to the impact on the receiver; each reception is unique, dependent on "personal histories, identities, and perceptions" (p.
This effect is known as the multivalency or cluster glycoside effect and has been well documented for lectin carbohydrate interactions as increasing ligand affinity and selectivity.
Computational analysis of multivalency in lectins: structures of garlic lectin oligosaccharide complexes and their aggregates.
While 'naturalness' remains in currency, functioning as a bridging notion (because of its multivalency, rather than in spite of it), some apparently are moving 'beyond naturalness' (Cole and Yung 2010), seeing it in purely aesthetic terms or only as a means toward biodiversity.
Dr Ryan said:"The purpose of the new methodology is to examine the multivalency of poetic language.
Deeply disturbing as was much of the company's history during the Third Reich--properly documented in the book--what comes through overall from this excellent contribution to the developing social and cultural of the motor car is the striking cultural multivalency and symbolic plasticity of a remarkably stable design.
Both Martin's point and my own argument concerning Bede's sensitivity to the multivalency of language can be strengthened, however, by the observation that central to both meanings of tradition is the literal image of "handing-over.
I propose various entry points into Shoki Kayamori's life and photography as a way to stress the multivalency of his work and influence as well as to make legible different intersections that may not be evident within the structure and logics of dominant narratives of Alaskan history.