noun \ˌal-ə-ˈgā-shən\

Definition of ALLIGATION

: a process or rule for the solution of problems concerning the compounding or mixing of ingredients differing in price or quality: a : one applied when a definite mixture is required—called also alligation alternate b : one applied when the price or quality of the mixture is to be determined—called also alligation medial

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