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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.


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, or mean ...

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 ...

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

Google previewPractical and Mental Arithmetic on a New Plan (1829)

In which Mental Arithmetic is Combined with the Use of the Slate : Containing a Complete System for All Practical Purposes Being in Dollars and Cents by Roswell Chamberlain Smith

1T Xi2£XXXIIa The process of finding the proportional quantity of each simple from having the mean price or rate, and the mean prices or rates of the several simples given, is called Alligation Alternate ; consequently, it is the reverse of ...

Google previewThe popular educator (1852)

by Popular educator

Alligation Is a most useless rale in arithmetic. The number of answers to the questions is generally unlimited ; questions in thin ...

Google previewA Treatise on Arithmetic, in Theory and Practice (1851)

With an Appendix, Containing an Introduction to Mensuration by James Bates Thomson

Alligation is a rule which is chiefly employed in calculations respecting tho compounding, or combining, of articles of different kinds. This rule has its name from a Latin word, which signifies to bind, because, in the practical application of the ...

Google previewThe New Federal Calculator (1825)

Or Scholar's Assistant : Containing the Most Concise and Accurate Rules for Performing the Operations in Common Arithmetic, Together with Numerous Examples Under Each of the Rules, Varied So as to Make Them Conformable to Almost Every Kind of Business, for the Use of Schools and Counting Houses by Thomas Tucker Smiley

+ ALLIGATION. Alligation is a rule which enables us to resolve questions concerning the mixture of several simples into one compound quantity. Case \.

Google previewAn elementary treatise on arithmetic, in theory and practice (1827)

adapted to the instruction of youth in schools and academies in the United States by James Ryan

Alligation. 171. Alligation is a rule which is chiefly employed in calculations respecting the compounding or combining of articles of different kinds.! * The reason of this rule ...

Google previewThe common-school arithmetic (1848)

designed for learners of every class; and particularly for those who are desirous of acquiring a thorough knowledge of practical mathematics by Pliny Earle Chase

166- Alligation is a term sometimes applied to the process by which we find the average of a given series of quantities, or the quantities which will yield a given average. Alligation Medial is the process by which we find the average or mean ...

Google previewA Written Arithmetic, for Common and Higher Schools (1873)

To which is Adapted a Complete System of Reviews, in the Form of Dictation Exercises by George Augustus Walton

The word alligation means a tying together, and is applied to these processes because, in the solutions of many examples, the amounts or prices of articles are linked or tied together. Average is perhaps th« better name to use, as it applies to ...

Google previewThe United States Arithmetic ... Revised Edition (1858)

by William VOGDES

Alligation is a rule that teaches either to find the value of any compound, or how to mix things of difierent values so as to ascertain the quantities. The whole may be comprised in four cases, viz. medial, alternate, partial and total. § 178, case 1.

Google previewThe National Arithmetic on the Inductive System (1858)

Combining the Analytic and Synthetic Methods Forming a Complete Course of Higher Arithmetic by Benjamin Greenleaf

ALLIGATION. 505 1 Alligation is a process employed in the 362 ARBITRATION OF EXCHANGES.

Google previewThe Illinois Teacher (1855)

When several simples, of different values, are given to find the average price, the process is called alligation medial. To get the average price of the compound, we get the value of the several simples ; add them together, then find the number ...

Google previewThe Works of George Berkeley, D.D., Bishop of Cloyne (1843)

Including His Letters to Thomas Prior, Esq., Dean Gervais, Mr. Pope, &c., &c. ; to which is Prefixed an Account of His Life by George Berkeley, Joseph Stock, George Newenham Wright

The rule called Simple Alligation is that by which, two things being given, of different price or weight, &c., there is found some third sort, so compounded of the given, that its price, weight, &c., be equal to a given price, weight, &c., intermediate ...

Google previewPharmaceutical Practice (2009)

by Arthur J. Winfield, Judith Rees, Ian Smith

4% w/w Alligation Alligation is a method for solving the number of parts of two or morecomponents of known concentration tobe mixed when the final desired concentration is ...

Google previewComprehensive Exam Review for the Pharmacy Technician (2011)

by Jahangir Moini

Alligation is a method used to compound solutions and solids when the strength being mixed is different from the strength of the substance or substances in stock. In the example given below, one of the substances is more concentrated than ...

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 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 ...



ALLIGATION. Alligation Medial is a method by which to find the mean price of a mixture or compound, consisting of two or more articles or ingredients, the quantity and price of each being given. Rule. — Multiply each quantity by its price , and ...

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 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 previewEncyclopaedia Britannica or a Dictionary of Arts and Sciences [...] (1771)

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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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Google previewThe Universal Modern Cambist, and Foreign and Domestic Commercial Calculator; Or, A Dictionary of Numerical, Arithmetical, and Mathematical Facts, Tables, Data, Formulas ... (1875)

by Ezra S. Winslow

ALLIGATION. Alligation Medial is a method by which to find the mean price of a mixture or compound, consisting of two or more articles or ingTe- dionts, the quantity and price of each being given. Rule. — Multiply each quantity by its price , and ...

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 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 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, (so called from the Numbers being bound or connected together by Circular...

Alligation Medial teaches how to find a Mean in the Price, Quantity, or Quality between the Extreams ; and all Cafes in it may ...

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 Dictionary of Science, Literature, & Art (1875)

Comprising the Definitions and Derivations of the Scientific Terms in General Use, Together with the History and Descriptions of the Scientific Principles of Nearly Every Branch of Human Knowledge by William Thomas Brande, George William Cox

ALLIGATION defensive, or defensive only. Of the former species is the alliance of 1813 against Napoleon, subsequently called the Holy Alliance; and that of 1854 between England, France, and Turkey, against Russia; of the latter, the ...

Google previewA dictionary of science, literature and art, ed. by W.T. Brande assisted by J. Cauvin. ed. by W.T. Brande and G.W. Cox.3 vols (1865)

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Alligation (Lat. alligatio, from alligo, 7 hind together). A rule of Arithmetic, for the solution of questions concerning the compounding or mixing together of different ingredients, or ingredients of different qualities. There are two cases, one of ...

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