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# Alligation

## Definition of the noun Alligation

What does Alligation mean as a name of something?

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.

## Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Alligation

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### A New, Copious, and Complete System of Arithmetic, for the Use of Schools and Counting-houses, in the United States of America (1821)

Or, Arithmetical Instructor; Containing a General Course of Mercantile Examples ... by James Maginness

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

### Practical 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 ...

### The Teacher's Assistant in the "Course of Mathematics Adapted to the Method of Instruction in the American Colleges (1836)

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

### SSC Mathematics Guide (2017)

by Disha Experts

n1 n2 = A2 Г A Aw Г A Equation w 1 n1 n2 =A2 Г Aw Aw Г A1 is called Alligation Formula.

### CONCISE DICTIONARY OF MATHEMATICS (2015)

by V&S EDITORIAL BOARD

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.

### An 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 ...

### Glossographia 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, ...

### Encyclopaedia 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 ...

### The 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, ...

### Glossographia 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 ...

### Dictionary 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 ...

### The 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- ...

### The 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 ...

### A 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 ...

### Encyclopædia 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 ...

### Glossographia 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 ...

### Lexicon 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 conne&ted together by Circular Lines) relating to the Mixture of Merchandizes; as Corn, Wine, Metals, Medicines, &c. one with another; and to the Pro: portion ...

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Alligation Meaning

Video shows what alligation means. The act of tying together or attaching by some bond.. The state of being attached.. An old and practical method of solving ...