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multivalent

[¦məl·tə′vā·lənt]
(chemistry)
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Though writing with the limitations of his target readership in mind, Beddow analyses with flair and lucidity the highly sophisticated and problematical multivalences of one of the century's most cerebral novels.
Variant vocalizations are, in any case, common in early biblical interpretation (Martin offers one additional example in chapter 9, "More Multivalence in the Song"), and the possibility of deliberate ambiguity is certainly worthy of further exploration.