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Definition of alternation
alternationPermutation 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.
(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. AlternationAlternation Al`ter*na"tion, n. [L. alternatio: cf. F.
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
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to as haplontic. Alternation
as the alternation
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