Alligation Al`li*ga"tion, n. [L. alligatio.] 1. The act of tying together or attaching by some bond, or the state of being attached. [R.] [1913 Webster]

2. (Arith.) A rule relating to the solution of questions concerning the compounding or mixing of different ingredients, or ingredients of different qualities or values. [1913 Webster]

Note: The rule is named from the method of connecting together the terms by certain ligature-like signs. Alligation is of two kinds, medial and alternate; medial teaching the method of finding the price or quality of a mixture of several simple ingredients whose prices and qualities are known; alternate, teaching the amount of each of several simple ingredients whose prices or qualities are known, which will be required to make a mixture of given price or quality. [1913 Webster]

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  • Alligation — (lat.), s. Legierungen …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Alligation — (lat.), Beimischung …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • Alligation — dablink|Alligation should not be mistaken for allegation.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… …   Wikipedia

  • Alligation — L alligation est un type de calcul pouvant entre autres être utilisé en pharmacie. Il existe plusieurs type de calculs pharmaceutiques dont l alligation médiale et l alligation alterne. Alligation médicale L alligation médicale permet de calculer …   Wikipédia en Français

  • alligation — ˌalə̇ˈgāshən noun ( s) Etymology: Latin alligation , alligatio tying, band, from alligatus (past participle of alligare to tie to, from ad + ligare to tie) + ion , io ion more at ligature 1. : the action of attaching or the state of being… …   Useful english dictionary

  • alligation — A rule of mixtures whereby 1) the cost of a mixture may be determined, given the proportions and prices of the several ingredients; or 2) in pharmacy, the relative amounts of solutions of different percentages which must be taken to form a… …   Medical dictionary

  • Alligation — Al|li|ga|ti|on, die; , en [lat. alligatio = das Anbinden] (Fachspr.): Mischung [von Metallen]; Zusatz …   Universal-Lexikon

  • Alligation — Al|li|ga|ti|on die; , ... en <aus lat. alligatio »das Anbinden, Umwicklung« zu alligare, vgl. ↑alligieren> Mischung (meist von Metallen); Zusatz …   Das große Fremdwörterbuch

  • alligation — n. act of tying together or attaching by some bond …   English contemporary dictionary

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