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Definition of Alternate

Alternate
Alternate Al*ter"nate (?; 277), a. [L. alternatus, p. p. of alternate, fr. alternus. See Altern, Alter.] 1. Being or succeeding by turns; one following the other in succession of time or place; by turns first one and then the other; hence, reciprocal. And bid alternate passions fall and rise. --Pope. 2. Designating the members in a series, which regularly intervene between the members of another series, as the odd or even numbers of the numerals; every other; every second; as, the alternate members 1, 3, 5, 7, etc.; read every alternate line. 3. (Bot.) Distributed, as leaves, singly at different heights of the stem, and at equal intervals as respects angular divergence. --Gray. Alternate alligation. See Alligation. Alternate angles (Geom.), the internal and angles made by two lines with a third, on opposite sides of it. It the parallels AB, CD, are cut by the line EF, the angles AGH, GHD, as also the angles BGH and GHC, are called alternate angles. Alternate generation. (Biol.) See under Generation.
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Alternate Al*ter"nate (?; 277), n. 1. That which alternates with something else; vicissitude. [R.] Grateful alternates of substantial. --Prior. 2. A substitute; one designated to take the place of another, if necessary, in performing some duty. 3. (Math.) A proportion derived from another proportion by interchanging the means.
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Alternate Al"ter*nate (?; 277), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Alternated; p. pr. & vb. n. Alternating.] [L. alternatus, p. p. of alternare. See Altern.] To perform by turns, or in succession; to cause to succeed by turns; to interchange regularly. The most high God, in all things appertaining unto this life, for sundry wise ends alternates the disposition of good and evil. --Grew.
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Alternate Al"ter*nate, v. i. 1. To happen, succeed, or act by turns; to follow reciprocally in place or time; -- followed by with; as, the flood and ebb tides alternate with each other. Rage, shame, and grief alternate in his breast. --J. Philips. Different species alternating with each other. --Kirwan. 2. To vary by turns; as, the land alternates between rocky hills and sandy plains.

Meaning of Alternate from wikipedia

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- The phrase alternate reality often serves as a synonym for a parallel universe. It may also refer to: Alternate universe (fan fiction), fiction by fan...
- Alternating may refer to: Alternating algebra, an algebra in which odd-grade elements square to zero Alternating form, a function formula in algebra...
- Alternating current (AC) is an electric current which periodically reverses direction, in contrast to direct current (DC) which flows only in one direction...
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- Alternate picking is a guitar playing technique that employs alternating downward and upward strokes in a continuous fashion. If the technique is performed...
- three alternate captains. This must be done prior to the start of the game." Many NHL teams with a named captain select more than two alternate captains...
- USB-C does not necessarily implement USB 3.1, USB Power Delivery, or Alternate Mode. The USB-C connectors connect to both hosts and devices, replacing...
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