Definition of inquartation. Meaning of inquartation. Synonyms of inquartation

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Definition of inquartation

Inquartation
Inquartation In`quar*ta"tion, n. Quartation.
inquartation
Quartation Quar*ta"tion, n. [L. quartus the fourth: cf. F. quartation. So called because usually enough silver is added to make the amount of gold in the alloyed button about one fourth.] (Chem. & Assaying) The act, process, or result (in the process of parting) of alloying a button of nearly pure gold with enough silver to reduce the fineness so as to allow acids to attack and remove all metals except the gold; -- called also inquartation. Compare Parting.

Meaning of inquartation from wikipedia

- of ****aying and purifying smaller amounts of gold include parting and inquartation as well as cupellation, or refining methods based on the dissolution...
- squarable, square, subsquadron †quadrellus quadrell- quartus quart- fourth inquartation, interquartile, quadroon, quart, quartal, quartan, quartary, quarter...
- quadragesimus Quadragesima, quadragesimal quart- fourth Latin quartus inquartation, interquartile, quadroon, quart, quartal, quartan, quartary, quarte,...
- quadragesimus Quadragesima, quadragesimal quart- fourth Latin quartus inquartation, interquartile, quadroon, quart, quartal, quartan, quartary, quarte,...
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