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Valence

Overview page. Subjects: Literary Studies (Early and Medieval).

In France, famous for its textiles (PF 272).

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Vales

Edited by Patrick Hanks.

in Dictionary of American Family Names

January 2003; p ublished online January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Names Studies. 68 words.

1. Catalan (Valès): respelling of Catalan Vallès (see Valles).

2. Galician: habitational name from any of

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vale

Edited by T. F. Hoad.

in The Concise Oxford Dictionary of English Etymology

January 1996; p ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 13 words.

farewell. XVI. — L. valē, imper. of valēre be strong or well.

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Vale

Edited by Patrick Hanks.

in Dictionary of American Family Names

January 2003; p ublished online January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Names Studies. 85 words.

1. English: topographic name for someone who lived in a valley, Middle English vale (Old French val, from Latin

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vale

Edited by John Ayto.

in Oxford Dictionary of English Idioms

January 2009; p ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 79 words.

vale of tears the world regarded as a scene of trouble or sorrow. literary This phrase dates from the mid

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Valence

Patrick Hanks, Richard Coates and Peter McClure.

in The Oxford Dictionary of Family Names in Britain and Ireland

November 2016; p ublished online November 2016 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Names Studies. 21 words.

GB frequency 1881: 38 • Main GB location 1881: scattered

English: see Vallance.

Valence, 1881 frequency.

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valence

Emma Jeanes.

in A Dictionary of Organizational Behaviour

P ublished online January 2019 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Organizational Theory and Behaviour. 106 words.

A term used to indicate the intrinsic goodness or badness of an object, event, or emotion. A positive valence is good and thus desirable, a negative valence is bad and therefore something...

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valence

Edited by Jeremy Butterfield.

in Fowler’s Dictionary of Modern English Usage

January 2015; p ublished online June 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 85 words.

In chemistry, in the form valence (e.g. in C. A. Coulson’s 1952 book Valence), used for ‘the power or capacity of an atom or group to combine with or displace other atoms or groups in the...

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Valence House

Edited by Russ Willey.

in Brewer's Dictionary of London Phrase & Fable

January 2009; p ublished online January 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 142 words.

A historic house located on what is now the north side of Becontree. Agnes de Valence, whose name derived

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Valence, François

in Benezit Dictionary of Artists

P ublished online October 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Painting; 17th-Century Art; Byzantine and Medieval Art (500 CE to 1400). 26 words.

French, 16th century, male.

Died 1572, in Tours.

Painter.

Fontainebleau School.

François Valence collaborated in the decorating of the chateau of...

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to vale

Overview page. Subjects: Maritime History.

An old seafaring term meaning, of a ship, to drop down a river before starting on a sea voyage. Thus, a ship loaded with cargo in London would vale down the River Thames to the sea. The...

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Valy, Maria

in Benezit Dictionary of Artists

P ublished online October 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Painting; 19th-Century Art. 26 words.

Hungarian, 19th century, female.

Active in Budapest in the mid-19th century.

Painter.

Maria Valy painted the portraits of the entire family of the poet A. Jokai.

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Valence Politics

Harold D. Clarke, David Sanders, Marianne C. Stewart and Paul Whiteley.

in Political Choice in Britain

March 2004; p ublished online November 2004 .

Chapter. Subjects: UK Politics. 6579 words.

Restates the argument that British electoral politics over the past 40 years can be best understood using a valence politics model. The three major predictors of electoral choice–leadership...

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Vale, Brian

in Who's Who

P ublished online December 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Education. 254 words.

CBE 1994 (OBE 1977)

Born 26 May 1938; s of Leslie Vale and May (née Knowles); m 1966, Margaret Mary...

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valence issue

Overview page. Subjects: Politics.

An issue that is uniformly liked or disliked among the electorate, as opposed to a position issue on which opinion is divided. Corruption is a classic example of a valence issue; parties...

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Valence [name] <i>n</i>

David Crystal.

in The Oxford Dictionary of Original Shakespearean Pronunciation

March 2016; p ublished online October 2016 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Shakespeare Studies and Criticism. 6 words.

ˈvalǝns

sp Valence1

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vale / ~s <i>n</i>

David Crystal.

in The Oxford Dictionary of Original Shakespearean Pronunciation

March 2016; p ublished online October 2016 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Shakespeare Studies and Criticism. 17 words.

vɛ:l / -z

sp vaile1, vale7 / vales1

rh pale, tale LC 2

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A Vale of tears

Robert Southwell.

Edited by Peter Davidson and Anne Sweeney.

in The Collected Poems of St Robert Southwell, SJ

Primary Text. Subjects: Literature.

A Vale there is enwrapt with dreadfull shades

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resonating valence bond theory

Overview page. Subjects: Physics.

An extension of valence bond theory to solids in which there is quantum-mechanical resonance between different structures throughout the solid. Attempts have been made to describe...

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vale of tears

Overview page.

The world as a place of sorrow and difficulty; the expression dates from the mid 16th century, and earlier variants are vale of woe and vale of weeping.

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Taff Vale judgment (1902)

John Cannon.

in A Dictionary of British History

January 2009; p ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: British History. 60 words.

1902.

Over 1,000 employees of the Taff Vale railway went on strike in 1901. Their union, the Amalgamated

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