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Re: Interesting Sailboats

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Originally Posted by Faster View Post
From your link.... still

Are we trying to say 'versatile'??? multipurpose?? I would say that in this context the terms polyvalent or multivalent are not routinely used this side of the pond.
From the link:

"In news:
Syrian film scholar Cécile Boëx examines how The Light in Her Eyes shatters fantasy and stereotypes about Islam and presents the mosque as a polyvalent space.

In science:
They also formulated a theory of monovalent and multivalent counterions in suspensions of polarizable colloids or nanoparticles which in some respects complements our work where the mono or polyvalent counterions themselves are treated as polarizable.


"polyvalence Same as multivalence."


Probably that means that the word exists in English but it is not much used by Americans.

other examples:

"The exceptional firm R was also of this type after dilution of its highly planned collective polyvalence."

Forcing the Factory of the Future: Cybernation and Societal Institutions - Bryn Jones - Google Livros

With 18 possible shields, the 27° AIR series offers exceptional polyvalence

Uptown Eyes, PLLC - Fayetteville Optometry & Eyewear | Gallery

The success of the First 44.7 is assured thanks to its exceptional polyvalence, an aggressive line and an everlasting price/quality relationship.

- 44' Beneteau First 447

a unique insight of Dr Jansen's exceptional versatility in a broad range of research domains, his passion for science and his ample expertise and polyvalence.

Opus Magnum | Dafra Pharma

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Paulo
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