Quartation Definition

noun

(chemistry, archaic) 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.

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Other Word Forms of Quartation

Noun

Singular:
quartation
Plural:
quartations

Origin of Quartation

  • Latin quartus, "fourth", because usually enough silver is added to make the amount of gold in the alloyed button about one fourth.

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