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  5  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Alloy  \Al*loy"\,  v.  t. 
  To  form  a  metallic  compound. 
 
  Gold  and  iron  alloy  with  ease.  --Ure. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Alloy  \Al*loy"\,  n.  [OE.  alai,  OF  alei,  F.  aloyer  to  alloy, 
  alier  to  ally.  See  {Alloy},  v.  t.] 
  1.  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. 
 
  2.  The  quality,  or  comparative  purity,  of  gold  or  silver; 
  fineness. 
 
  3.  A  baser  metal  mixed  with  a  finer. 
 
  Fine  silver  is  silver  without  the  mixture  of  any 
  baser  metal.  Alloy  is  baser  metal  mixed  with  it 
  --Locke. 
 
  4.  Admixture  of  anything  which  lessens  the  value  or  detracts 
  from  as  no  happiness  is  without  alloy.  ``Pure  English 
  without  Latin  alloy.''  --F.  Harrison. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Alloy  \Al*loy"\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Alloyed};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Alloying}.]  [F.  aloyer  OF  alier,  allier,  later  allayer, 
  fr  L.  aligare  See  {Alloy},  n.,  {Ally},  v.  t.,  and  cf 
  {Allay}.] 
  1.  To  reduce  the  purity  of  by  mixing  with  a  less  valuable 
  substance;  as  to  alloy  gold  with  silver  or  copper,  or 
  silver  with  copper. 
 
  2.  To  mix,  as  metals,  so  as  to  form  a  compound. 
 
  3.  To  abate,  impair,  or  debase  by  mixture;  to  allay;  as  to 
  alloy  pleasure  with  misfortunes. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  alloy 
  n  1:  a  mixture  of  two  or  more  metals  or  of  metallic  and 
  nonmetallic  elements  usually  fused  together  or 
  dissolving  into  each  other  when  molten 
  2:  the  state  of  impairing  the  quality  or  reducing  the  value  of 
  something  [syn:  {admixture}] 
  v  1:  lower  in  value  by  increasing  the  base-metal  content;  of 
  metals  [syn:  {debase}] 
  2:  make  an  alloy  of  (metals) 
 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
 
  ALLOY 
 
    A  language  by  Thanasis  Mitsolides 
    which  combines  {functional  programming}, 
  {object-oriented  programming}  and  {logic  programming}  ideas, 
  and  is  suitable  for  {massively  parallel}  systems. 
 
  Evaluating  modes  support  serial  or  parallel  execution,  {eager 
  evaluation}  or  {lazy  evaluation},  {nondeterminism}  or  multiple 
  solutions  etc  ALLOY  is  simple  as  it  only  requires  29 
  primitives  in  all  (half  of  which  are  for  {object  oriented 
  programming}  support). 
 
  It  runs  on  {SPARC}. 
 
  {(ftp://cs.nyu.edu/pub/local/alloy/)}. 
 
  ["The  Design  and  Implementation  of  ALLOY,  a  Parallel  Higher 
  Level  Programming  Language",  Thanasis  Mitsolides 
  ,  PhD  Thesis  NYU  1990]. 
 
  (1991-06-11) 
 
 




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