Definition of alternation. Meaning of alternation. Synonyms of alternation

Here you will find one or more explanations in English for the word alternation. Also in the bottom left of the page several parts of wikipedia pages related to the word alternation and, of course, alternation synonyms and on the right images related to the word alternation.

Definition of alternation

alternation
Permutation Per`mu*ta"tion, n. [L. permutatio: cf. F. permutation. See Permute.] 1. The act of permuting; exchange of the thing for another; mutual transference; interchange. The violent convulsions and permutations that have been made in property. --Burke. 2. (Math.) (a) The arrangement of any determinate number of things, as units, objects, letters, etc., in all possible orders, one after the other; -- called also alternation. Cf. Combination, n., 4. (b) Any one of such possible arrangements. 3. (Law) Barter; exchange. Permutation lock, a lock in which the parts can be transposed or shifted, so as to require different arrangements of the tumblers on different occasions of unlocking.
Alternation
Alternation Al`ter*na"tion, n. [L. alternatio: cf. F. alternation.] 1. The reciprocal succession of things in time or place; the act of following and being followed by turns; alternate succession, performance, or occurrence; as, the alternation of day and night, cold and heat, summer and winter, hope and fear. 2. (Math.) Permutation. 3. The response of the congregation speaking alternately with the minister. --Mason. Alternation of generation. See under Generation.

Meaning of alternation from wikipedia

- Look up alternation in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. Alternation or AlterNation may refer to: Alternation (complexity), a resource in com****tional...
- called cytological alternation of nuclear phases. Although most often coinciding, morphological alternation and nuclear phases alternation are sometimes independent...
- In linguistics, diathesis alternation or verb alternation occurs when the same verb can be used in different subcategorization frames or with different...
- Look up alternating in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. Alternating may refer to: Alternating algebra, an algebra in which odd-grade elements square to...
- Alternating current (AC) is an electric current that periodically reverses direction and changes its magnitude continuously with time, in contrast to...
- see IPA § Brackets and transcription delimiters. In linguistics, an alternation is the phenomenon of a morpheme exhibiting variation in its phonological...
- Spontaneous Alternation Behavior (SAB) describes the tendency to alternate in the pursuit of different stimuli in consecutive trials, despite a lack of...
- factorials multiplied by −1 if n is odd, resulting in an alternation of signs of the summands (or alternation of addition and subtraction operators, if preferred)...
- Look up alternate in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. The Alternate, novel by John Martel (novelist) The Alternate (film) "The Alternate" (Star Trek: Deep...
- (vowel) gradation, (vowel) mutation, alternation, internal modification, stem modification, stem alternation, replacive morphology, stem mutation, internal...