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valence
American English: /ˈveɪləns/
British English: /ˈveɪl(ə)ns/
  • valency
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    • The difference in the valence of phosphorous and silicon provides the free electrons needed for metal-like behaviour.
    • These data can only be explained if one assumes that the affective valence of the prime is processed, even though this is not necessary for the task at hand.

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    onces

    In some Andean countries, particularly Chile, onces is a light meal eaten between five and six p.m., the equivalent of "afternoon tea" in Britain. In Colombia, on the other hand, onces is a light snack eaten between breakfast and lunch. It is also known as mediasnueves.