Allotropic state, the several conditions which occur in a case of allotropism.

(Al*lot`ro*pic"i*ty) n. Allotropic property or nature.

(Al*lot"ro*pism Al*lot"ro*py) n. [Gr. other + direction, way, to turn: cf. F. allotropie.] (Chem.) The property of existing in two or more conditions which are distinct in their physical or chemical relations.

Thus, carbon occurs crystallized in octahedrons and other related forms, in a state of extreme hardness, in the diamond; it occurs in hexagonal forms, and of little hardness, in black lead; and again occurs in a third form, with entire softness, in lampblack and charcoal. In some cases, one of these is peculiarly an active state, and the other a passive one. Thus, ozone is an active state of oxygen, and is distinct from ordinary oxygen, which is the element in its passive state.

(Al*lot"ro*pize) v. t. To change in physical properties but not in substance. [R.]

(Al*lot"ta*ble) a. Capable of being allotted.

(Al*lot`tee") n. One to whom anything is allotted; one to whom an allotment is made.

(Al*lot"ter) n. One who allots.

(Al*lot"ter*y) n. Allotment. [Obs.] Shak.

(Al*low") v. t. [imp. & p. p. Allowed ; p. pr. & vb. n. Allowing.] [OE. alouen, OF. alouer, aloer, aluer, F. allouer, fr. LL. allocare to admit as proved, to place, use; confused with OF. aloer, fr. L. allaudare to extol; ad + laudare to praise. See Local, and cf. Allocate, Laud.]

1. To praise; to approve of; hence, to sanction. [Obs. or Archaic]

Ye allow the deeds of your fathers.
Luke xi. 48.

We commend his pains, condemn his pride, allow his life, approve his learning.

2. To like; to be suited or pleased with. [Obs.]

How allow you the model of these clothes?

3. To sanction; to invest; to intrust. [Obs.]

Thou shalt be . . . allowed with absolute power.

4. To grant, give, admit, accord, afford, or yield; to let one have; as, to allow a servant his liberty; to allow a free passage; to allow one day for rest.

He was allowed about three hundred pounds a year.

5. To own or acknowledge; to accept as true; to concede; to accede to an opinion; as, to allow a right; to allow a claim; to allow the truth of a proposition.

I allow, with Mrs. Grundy and most moralists, that Miss Newcome's conduct . . . was highly reprehensible.

Allotriophagy to Almagest

(Al`lo*tri*oph"a*gy) n. [Gr. 'allo`trios strange + fagei^n to eat: cf. F. allotriophagie.] (Med.) A depraved appetite; a desire for improper food.

(Al`lo*trop"ic) Allotropical
(Al`lo*trop"ic*al) a. [Cf. F. allotropique.] Of or pertaining to allotropism.Al`lo*trop"ic*al*ly, adv.

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