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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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La Loi de modernisation de leconomie du 4 aout 2008 est venue assouplir ces restrictions, principalement concernant le constituant (A) et dans une moindre mesure le fiduciaire (B), sans toutefois revenir sur la prohibition de la fiducie-liberalite et en conservant une polyvalence de l'institution a ne pas exagerer (C).
24) Shani Berrin's recent article on these texts notes that the Qumran pesharim, in common with later rabbinic petira, includes an awareness of the polyvalence of the biblical text.
The common flaw of these orientations is that 'they are too strongly committed to the polyvalence of meaning and to the plurality of languages' (IT 37).
The elusive ijma' principle allowed for polyvalence, or the presence of multiple, sometimes conflicting, valid interpretations of the Qur'an in one work, which again solidified the Sunni position.
Toutes ne paraitront pas egalement utiles: ainsi des tableaux sur les effectifs cumulatifs ou sur la polyvalence des soeurs.
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.
Centering on questions of polyphony, mythology, astrology and politics, these critics have come to see the ideological polyvalence of Calderonian texts.
Given the polyvalence of De Sica's career as a performer, composer, and director and his role in neorealism, the only figure in world cinema history with whom he is in any way comparable is Chaplin.
Brueggemann continues: "The truth comes relentlessly packaged in ambiguity, inscrutability, polyvalence.
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.
Plainly, Durling has achieved such a rendering, daring at times to delve into the archaic and strangely Latinate roots of a certain English word, not because of its obscurity but its precise replication of the density and polyvalence of Dante's usage.