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Alligation

Definition of the noun Alligation

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noun - plural: alligations

  1. [obsolete] The act of tying together or attaching by some bond.
  2. [obsolete] The state of being attached.
  3. [obsolete] An old and practical method of solving arithmetic problems related to mixtures of ingredients.

Explanation

Alligation is an old and practical method of solving arithmetic problems related to mixtures of ingredients. There are two types of alligation: alligation medial, used to find the quantity of a mixture given the quantities of its ingredients, and alligation alternate, used to find the amount of each ingredient needed to make a mixture of a given quantity. Alligation medial is merely a matter of finding a weighted mean. Alligation alternate is more complicated and involves organizing the ingredients into high and low pairs which are then traded off.

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Google previewA Treatise on Arithmetic (1830)

Designed Particularly as a Text for Classes in which the Principles of the Science are Inductively Developed ... by Frederick Augustus Porter Barnard

This process is called ALLIGATION MEDIAL. - - ALLIGATION is a general name given to the mixing of simple things of different qualities, so as to form a compound of a medium, ...

Google previewA new, copious and complete system of arithmetic (1821)

for the use of schools and counting houses, in the United States of America, or, Arithmetical instructor, containing a general course of mercantile examples ...

26i Alligation is a rule, by which two or more simples, of different qualities, may be mixed together, so that the...

Google previewThe teacher's assistant in the "Course of mathematics adapted to the method of instruction in the American colleges (1836)

by Jeremiah Day

Alligation is a general ríame given to the mixing of simple things of ...

Google previewAmerican Dictionary of the English Language (1830)

Exhibiting the Origin, Orthography, Pronunciation, and Definitions of Words by Noah Webster, John Walker

Medial alligation is a method of finding the mean rate or value of a mixture consisting of two or more ingredients of different quantities and values. Mfc'DI-A. NT, n. In auuie, an appellation given to the third * above the key-note. Biuby.

Google previewEncyclopaedia Perthensis; or, Universal dictionary of Knowledge. [With] Supp (1816)

by Encyclopaedia Perthensis

Alligation. (135.) Alligation is the method of mixing together several simples of different qualities, so that the composition may be of a middle quality: and it is commonly distinguilhed into two principal cafes, denominated alligation medial, and ...

Google previewConcise Dictionary of Mathematics (2012)

Alligation. ltisthe rulethatenables ustofindthe ratio in whichtwo ormore ingredients at the given price must be mixed to produce a mixture of desired price. Mean Price The cost of a unit quantity of the mixture is called the mean price.

Google previewDictionary of the mathematical and physical sciences, according to the latest improvements and discoveries (1823)

by James Mitchell

ALLIGATION, one of the rules in Arithmetic, relating generally to the compounding or mixing together of various ingredients, of which the prices or qualities are given, so that the compound may be of a certain value or quality. This rule is ...

Google previewAn arithmetical and commercial dictionary (1840)

by William Barnes

ALLIGATION. (Lat. Alligatio; a binding together.) So called from the way in which the prices of the simple quantities are bound together in working the rule. Alligation is the Rule of Mixtures, or the rule that teaches, 1st. To find the price of a ...

Google previewGlossographia Anglicana Nova; Or, A Dictionary Interpreting Such Hard Words of Whatever Language, as are at Present Used in the English Tongue (1707)

With Their Etymologies, Definitions, Etc. ...

Alligation, (Lat) in Arirh- metick, ...

Google previewGlossographia Anglicana nova, or, A dictionary, interpreting such hard words of whatever language, as are at present used in the English tongue, with their etymologies, definitions, &c (1707)

also, the terms of divinity, law, physick, mathematicks, grammar, poetry, musick, heraldry, architecture, painting, war, and all other arts and sciences are herein explain'd, from the best modern authors, as, Sir Isaac Newton, Dr. Harris, Dr. Gregory, Mr. Lock, Mr. Evelyn, Mr. Dryden, Mr. Blunt, &c. Very useful to all those that desire to understand what they read

Alligation, (Lat ) in Arithmetics ...

Google previewGlossographia Anglicana Nova OR, A DICTIONARY (1707)

INTERPRETING Such HARD WORDS of Whatever Language, as are at Present Used in the English Tongue, with Their Etymologies, Definitions, [&]c. Also, The Terms of Divinity, Law, Physick, Mathematicks, History, Agriculture, Logick, Metaphysicks, Grammar, Poetry, Musick, Heraldry, Architecture, Painting, War, and All Other Arts and Sciences are Herein Explain'd, from the Best Modern Authors, As, Sir Isaac Newton, Dr. Harris, Dr. Gregory, Mr. Lock, Mr. Evelyn, Mr. Dryden, Mr. Blunt, &c. Very Useful to All Those that Desire to Understand what They Read

Alligation, (Lat) in Arithmetick, a Rule by which fuch Questions are refolved, as relate to the mixing of ...

Google previewENCYCLOPAEDIA BRITANNICA; Or, A DICTIONARY of Arts and Sciences, Compiled Upon a New Plan. In Wich the Different Science and Arts are Digested Into Distinct Treatises Or Systems; and The Various Technical Terms, ... are Explained as They Occur in the Order of the Alphabet. Illustrated with One Hundred and Sixty Copperplates, by a Society of Gentlemen in Scotland. IN THREE VOLUMES. Edinburgh: Printed for A. Bell and C. Macfarquhar; and Fold by Colin Macfarquhar, at this Printing-office, Nicolson Street. M.D.CC.LXXI. (1771)

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ALLIGATION. gold; and, in the latter, eighteen penny-weight of alloy for. CaveredALLsY, thAt over which the branches of trees meeting, form a shade. ALLEY as campurlmenl, that which divides the square: of a partcrre. See Paareanz. ALLEY ...

Google previewThe London encyclopaedia, or, Universal dictionary of science, art, literature, and practical mechanics, by the orig. ed. of the Encyclopaedia metropolitana [T. Curtis]. (1839)

by Thomas Curtis (of Grove house sch, Islington)

Alligation. 208. Alligation is the method of mixing together several simples of different quantifs, so that the composition may be of a middle quabu : and it is commonly distinguished into two principal cases, denominated alligation modial. and ...

Google previewLexicon Technicum: Or, An Universal English Dictionary Of Arts And Sciences (1725)

Explaining Not Only the Terms of Art, But the Arts Themselves by John Harris

ALLIGATION, is a Rule in Arithmetick, (fo called from the Numbers being bound or conne&ted together by Circular Lines) relating to the Mixture of Merchandizes; as Corn, Wine, Metals, Medicines, Ge. one with another; and to the Pro: portion ...

Google previewThe New and Complete American Encyclopedia (1805)

Alligation1. Alligation is the method of mixing together several simples of different qualities, so that the composition may be of a middle quality : and it is commonly distinguished into two principal cases, denominated alligation medial, ...

Google previewThe new encyclopædia; or, Universal dictionary ofarts and sciences (1807)

by Encyclopaedia Perthensis

Alligation. faj.) Alligation is the method of mixing to- tthcr several fimples of different qualities, so that k- composition may be of a middle quality : and ii commonly distinguished into two principal its, denominated alligation medial, and aliiyi- ...

Google previewA Family Encyclopaedia (1831)

Or, An Explanation of Words and Things Connected with All the Arts and Sciences ... by George Crabb

ALLIGATION. A rule in arithmetic, teaching how to compound several ingredients for any design proposed. It is either medial or alternate. Alligation medial is the method of finding the rate or quality of the composition from having the rates or ...

Google previewEncyclopædia Britannica: or, A dictionary of arts and sciences, compiled by a society of gentlemen in Scotland [ed. by W. Smellie]. (1773)

by Encyclopaedia Britannica

ALLIGATION. -. Cnered Alley, that over which the brandies of trees meeting, form a shade. Alley os compartment, that which divides the squares of a parterre. Sec Parterre. Alley, among builders, denotes a narrow passage leading from one ...

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