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Origin and Meaning of Valency

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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Val"en*cy
See Valence.A unit of combining power; a so-called bond of affinity.
Other Dictionary Sources
  1. (chemistry) a property of atoms or radicals; their combining power given in terms of the number of hydrogen atoms (or the equivalent)
  2. (biology) a relative capacity to unite or react or interact as with antigens or a biological substrate
  3. The phenomenon of forming chemical bonds
  1. (graph theory) The number of edges connected to a vertex in a graph
  2. (chemistry) valence
  3. (linguistics) The capacity of a verb to take a specific number of arguments

Notable Persons With the Last Name Valency

Maurice was born on March 22nd, 1903 in New York City. He left this life on September 28th, 1996.


Fun Facts about the name Valency

  • How Popular is the name Valency? Valency is the 72,768th most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Valency have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 11 babies born with the first name Valency in the United States.
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Valency? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1972 when it was given as a first name to 11 new born babies.
  • When was Valency first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Valency is Friday, November 1st, 1918.
  • What year had the most people named Valency born? The highest recorded use of the first name Valency was in 1972 with a total of 11 babies.
  • Random Valency Factoid: According to the 1972 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Valency is not a popular baby girl's name in California. Imagine that, only 5 babies in California have the same name as you in 1972.
  • Weird things about the name Valency: Your name in reverse order is Ycnelav. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Yclvena. How do you pronounce that?

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
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