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polyvalent

[¦päl·i′vā·lənt]
(chemistry)
Pertaining to an ion with more than one valency, such as the sulfate ion, SO42-. Also known as multivalent; polygen.
(immunology)
Of antigens, having many combining sites or determinants.
Pertaining to vaccines composed of mixtures of different organisms, and to the resulting mixed antiserum.
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Partisan polyvalence was a highly adaptive media strategy well suited to an unstable and uncertain political order, and it served the Thai press extremely well during the rotating-door administrations of the 1980s and 1990s.
Les applications pratiques, actuelles ou a venir, de la fiducie demontrent la tres grande polyvalence de cet instrument.
What Brocquet devotes most energy to and succeeds most in demonstrating is the way this kind of k[a.bar]vya works, how synergies of meaning are produced across emphatic polyvalence. He treats this as a synchronic question, and draws on the terminology of French structural linguistics, especially E.
Both ancient and premodern communities of faith often presume textual polyvalence and an awareness of the Scriptures' peculiar efficacy.
Toutes ne paraitront pas egalement utiles: ainsi des tableaux sur les effectifs cumulatifs ou sur la polyvalence des soeurs.
as it is being isolated and forced to bear not only the polyvalent meanings words have but a grammatical polyvalence which keeps tension
En reponse a ces auteurs, il faut remarquer que si la rotation accomplit la polyvalence des ouvriers, elle ne le fait que dans des taches simples.
Ce tableau enrichit ou complete l'information des chapitres precedents et met en lumiere la polyvalence du champ familial.
Much, though not all, of the chapter derives from known material; the reading itself tends to shun hermeneutic priorities in favour of non-hierarchical polyvalence. The method here and elsewhere relies on close paraphrases accompanied by commentary.
Centering on questions of polyphony, mythology, astrology and politics, these critics have come to see the ideological polyvalence of Calderonian texts.
Perry's own contribution as the first Fulbright lecturer in American literature at the University of Bucharest (1963), and as the author of the first Bibliography of American Literature Translated into Romanian (1984), was instrumental in the "breaking of the eggshell." Through its renewed contacts with the West, Romanian literature rediscovered its passion for the "broader and more varied world of ideas and art forms." American literature has contributed significantly to a broadening of Romanian (literary) identity, adding to the "Mioritic" characteristics enumerated previously by Perry a modern sense of multiplicity, a "double or simultaneous vision" that emphasizes "polyvalence," paradox, and a forward- rather than backward-looking myth.
In the final emphatic section the polyvalence of the word noche--Maillol's statue, the transcendent beauty of art, poets'/women's time of self-contemplation, Atencia's creative power--contributes to the intricate textual design that integrates insights into both art and gender.