[koh-vey-luh ns] /koʊˈveɪ ləns/
the number of electron pairs that an atom can share with other atoms.
1929, from covalence (1919), from co- + valence.
covalent co·va·lent (kō-vā’lənt)
Of or relating to a chemical bond characterized by one or more pairs of shared electrons.
noun, Chemistry. 1. the bond formed by the sharing of a pair of electrons by two atoms. noun 1. a type of chemical bond involving the sharing of electrons between atoms in a molecule, esp the sharing of a pair of electrons by two adjacent atoms covalent bond n. A chemical bond formed by the […]
[koh-vey-luh ns] /koʊˈveɪ ləns/ noun, Chemistry. 1. the number of electron pairs that an atom can share with other atoms.
[koh-vair-ee-uh ns] /koʊˈvɛər i əns/ noun, Statistics. 1. the expectation or mean value of the variable formed by multiplying the differences obtained by subtracting two given variates from their respective means; the product of the standard deviations of two given variates and the coefficient of correlation between them. /kəʊˈvɛərɪəns/ noun 1. (statistics) a measure of […]
[koh-vair-ee-uh nt] /koʊˈvɛər i ənt/ adjective, Mathematics. 1. (of one magnitude with respect to another) varying in accordance with a fixed mathematical relationship: The area of a square is covariant with the length of a side.