Definition of polyvalence in English:


Pronunciation /ˌpälēˈvāləns/ /ˌpɑliˈveɪləns/


See polyvalent

‘We do not inhabit a fixed or even firm milieu, the poem suggests, while enacting polyvalence and parataxis.’
  • ‘By rejecting ‘the repressive hypothesis' Foucault encourages us to examine the incidence, resourcefulness, and polyvalence of power in fields previously regarded as free from its operation.’
  • ‘In the IF system, teamwork has the innovative and major objective of enhancing flexibility and reducing costs by increasing workers' polyvalence and the reduction in idle times.’
  • ‘By contrast, Puma's sub-branding suggests a greater polyvalence: the brand engages divergent consumer subjectivities in much more definite and explicit ways.’
  • ‘In Kiefer's works, inauthentic possibilities appear just as rich as authentic ones - every element is caught up in the same rich polyvalence.’