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Definition of Alternate
AlternateAlternate 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
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
Alternate generation. (Biol.) See under Generation.
Alternate Al*ter"nate (?; 277), n.
1. That which alternates with something else; vicissitude.
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.
AlternateAlternate 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.
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.
Different species alternating with each other.
2. To vary by turns; as, the land alternates between rocky
hills and sandy plains.
Meaning of Alternate from wikipedia
(album), a B-sides album
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by IAMX Alternative
- Alternate history
or alternative history
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- The phrase alternate reality often serves
as a synonym
for a parallel
universe. It may also refer
to: Alternate universe
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algebra, an algebra
odd-grade elements square
to zero Alternating
form, a function formula
- Alternate picking
is a guitar playing technique
that employs alternating downward
and upward strokes
in a continuous
fashion. If the technique
- Alternating current
(AC) is an electric current which periodically reverses
direction, in contrast
to direct current
(DC) which flows
only in one direction...
- Alternate Presidents
is an alternate history anthology edited
by Mike Resnick, published
in the United States
by Tor Books. Each story
is by a different...
- Whole-day fasting involves regular
one-day fasts. The strictest
a 24-hour fast followed
by a 24-hour non-fasting...
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(linguistics), a variation
in the phonological
form of a morpheme Diathesis alternation
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