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valence1 US English

The combining power of an element, especially as measured by the number of hydrogen atoms it can displace or combine with

valence2 US English

Variant spelling of valance.

valance US English

A length of decorative drapery attached to the canopy or frame of a bed in order to screen the structure or the space beneath it

valance New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

length of drapery round a bed

valency New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

combining power of a chemical element