Definition of multivalency in US English:



  • See multivalent

    • ‘Surprisingly little confusion is caused by the multivalency of terms such as vara and hou in practice.’
    • ‘The multivalency of the names of his parents, however, already suggests their ambiguous outcast position, one resting between natural poverty and delinquency, which their son will also eventually occupy.’
    • ‘Briefly, there will have to be a shift of emphasis - in thinking and in action - from homogeneity to multivalency.’
    • ‘Dickens is the quintessential urban artist, able to transform the multivalency of Victorian city life into a new and flexible kind of fiction.’