[syn: valence, valency]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Valency \Val"en*cy\, n.; pl. Valencies. (Chem.)
(a) See Valence.
(b) A unit of combining power; a so-called bond of affinity.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: the phenomenon of forming chemical bonds
2: (biology) a relative capacity to unite or react or interact
as with antigens or a biological substrate [syn: valence,
3: (chemistry) a property of atoms or radicals; their combining
power given in terms of the number of hydrogen atoms (or the
equivalent) [syn: valence, valency]
The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (18 March 2015):
The degree (or valency) of a node in a graph is the number of
edges joined to it.