Definition of alloy:
- A baser metal mixed with a finer.
- Admixture of anything which lessens the value or detracts from; as, no happiness is without alloy.
- Any combination or compound of metals fused together; a mixture of metals; for example, brass, which is an alloy of copper and zinc. But when mercury is one of the metals, the compound is called an amalgam.
- The quality, or comparative purity, of gold or silver; fineness.
- To abate, impair, or debase by mixture; to allay; as, to alloy pleasure with misfortunes.
- To form a metallic compound.
- To mix, as metals, so as to form a compound.
- To reduce the purity of by mixing with a less valuable substance; as, to alloy gold with silver or copper, or silver with copper.
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- alloy (part of speech: noun)
- mixture (part of speech: noun)
- combination (part of speech: noun)
- "An Introduction to Chemical Science", R.P. Williams.
Intrinsic value exists in gold and silver, as well before as after it is fabricated and stamped as coin, which shows conclusively that the principal discretion vested in congress under that clause of the constitution consists in the power to determine the denomination, fineness, or value and description of the coins to be struck, and the relative proportion of gold or silver, whether standard or pure, and the proportion of alloy to be used in minting the coins, and to prescribe the mode in which the intended object of the grant shall be accomplished and carried into practical effect.- "Monopolies and the People", D. C. Cloud.
- "Whispering Wires", Henry Leverage.