valence
Valance Val"ance, n. [Perhaps fr. OF. avalant descending, hanging down, p. pr. of avaler to go down, let down, descent (cf. {Avalanche}); but probably from the town of Valence in France.] [1913 Webster] 1. Hanging drapery for a bed, couch, window, or the like, especially that which hangs around a bedstead, from the bed to the floor. [Written also {valence}.] [1913 Webster]

Valance of Venice gold in needlework. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

2. The drooping edging of the lid of a trunk. which covers the joint when the lid is closed. [1913 Webster]


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  • VALENCE — À toute représentation de la matière qui la suppose grenue, se rattachent deux genres d’intuitions, l’une privilégiant les formes, l’autre les forces. On peut, en effet, imaginer sous le mode de l’intensité les interactions entre les particules… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Valence — may refer to:In molecules, atoms, or subatomic particles* Valence (chemistry) * Valence bond theory in chemistry * Valence shell in chemistry * Valence band in physics * Valence quarks (see quark model) in particle physics In other sciences*… …   Wikipedia

  • Valence — Valence …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Valence — puede referirse a varias localidades de Francia: Valence, comuna francesa y prefectura del departamento de Drôme; llamada también Valence sur Rhône y antiguamente en español Valencia de Francia. Valence, comuna francesa del departamento de… …   Wikipedia Español

  • VALENCE — VALENCE, chief town of the department of Dôme, S.E. France, part of the ancient province of Dauphiné. The establishment of the Jewish community in Valence does not go back earlier than 1323; however, the decision of the council held in the town… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Valence — Va lence, n. [From L. valens, entis, p. pr. of valere to have power, to be strong. See {Valiant}.] (Chem.) The degree of combining power of an atom (or radical) as shown by the number of atoms of hydrogen (or of other monads, as chlorine, sodium …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • valence — n. pl. valencies [vā′ləns] n. [LL valentia, worth, capacity < L, vigor < valens, prp. of valere, to be strong: see VALUE] Chem. 1. the capacity of an element or radical to combine with another to form molecules, as measured by the number of …   English World dictionary

  • Valence —   [va lãs], Stadt in Südfrankreich, Verwaltungssitz des Départements Drôme, an der mittleren Rhône unterhalb der Isèremündung, 63 400 Einwohner; Bischofssitz; Kunstmuseum; landwirtschaftliches Handelszentrum in einem Obstbaugebiet; Maschinen und… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • Valence — Originaire de la ville du même nom. Quelques communes portent le nom de Valence, qui correspond au latin valentia, lui même formé sur valens (= vaillant), utilisé comme nom de personne …   Noms de famille

  • Valence — (spr. Walangß), 1) Arrondissement im französischen Departement Drôme; 36 QM., 116,000 Ew.; 2) Hauptstadt hier u. des Departements, an der Rhône u. an der Eisenbahn von [336] Lyon nach Avignon u. Marseille, hat einige Befestigung, Citadelle,… …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Valence — (spr. walāngß ), 1) Hauptstadt des franz. Depart. Drôme, 105–125 m ü. M., am linken Ufer der Rhone, über die eine Hängebrücke führt, unterhalb der Mündung der Isère, Knotenpunkt der Lyoner Bahn, hat eine romanische Kathedrale St. Apollinaire… …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

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