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noun as in ability to react with or affect another

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In a 2010 study published in Music Perception, Halpern and colleagues had musicians listen to the first minute of familiar classical pieces and record their judgments of the emotions they were hearing in the music through their valence and arousal.

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That feeling carries through — with new valences — in the adaptation.

So soldierly motivation has had a different valence, more missionary than knight.

Still, the accusation of activism persists because it has too much cachet, too much historical valence to fade from view.

Valence seems to have been ready to accept Bruce's challenge, but to have been dissuaded by his Scots friends.

Before his fierce charge, the enemy gave way; and, Langtoft says, he killed Valence's charger.

It had not been taken by Valence in early August, when he 'well settled affairs beyond the Mounth, and appointed warders there.'

Valence sent a woman, disguised as a beggar, to spy out the position; but Bruce saw through the dodge, and the spy confessed.

The English gave way, and, despite his utmost efforts, Valence was driven from the field.


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On this page you'll find 8 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to valence, such as: reactiveness, reactivity, ability, affectibility, capability, and capacity.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.