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Synonyms for multivalence

(chemistry) the state of having a valence greater than two

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Press, 2004), xv-xviii, has discussed the multivalence of public discourse in distinction to the limited categories of lay, popular, and vernacular first outlined by Middleton.
Using the setting of the more familiar "Bertrand box paradox" (107) for elaboration of the shift to multivalence, imagine that there is an identity box and a fault box, each containing a ball that is either black for liability or white for non-liability.
How does the definition of the "African" bring about a difference, the multivalence, in the production of Shakespeare's plays, in the reception of Shakespeare in cultures different from those in which the plays were originally set?
More broadly, the diversity of villagers' conceptualizations of the state, or government (serikali), reflects the range of their expectations of villagization and corresponds to the multivalence of the developmental principle of self-reliance itself.
Frank and Marjorie Och also stress the importance of recognizing multivalence.
Such multivalence can also render the subtitle as "young people of all [historical] ages.
They, therefore, perceive themselves as heirs to a cultural multivalence, which must be mobilised in the galvanization of their creative energies.
For all its multivalence, civil religion is fundamentally a popular creed and it both seeds and fertilizes a wide range of voluntary and participatory groups that are often spontaneous, uncontrolled, undisciplined and shot through with paradox.
Part of Dexter's success is in its spectacle of a disturbing but organised multivalence.
By emphasizing simultextual readings, Foreman illuminates the multivalence of the texts under discussion, showing the ways in which they drew on formulas of sentimental expression while offering resistant and reformist significance as "hidden in plain sight" (7).
But Ward also engages in one of the most important discussions of multivalence in opera studies, starting with contributions by Roger Parker, Carolyn Abate, and James Webster, who maintain that precisely because opera poses a multiplicity of codes and texts, the study of opera must take into account music.
I wonder if possibly both of the above explanations are concurrently valid and that the term has an intentional multivalence of meaning to the Sioux?
A framework can be established, on this basis, in which the concept of multivalence or "vagueness" can be managed using methods analogous to those used in classical set theory.
Just like cuneiform texts required decipherment due to the multivalence of the signs, Babylonian scholars developed a rigorous system of reading visual signs according to a method that now would be called semiotic (57).
As a writer, Hawthorne effects his "meaning" with similar multivalence, a simultaneous layering of motifs, references, imagery and allusions.