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al·ter·na·tion

 (ôl′tər-nā′shən, ăl′-)
n.
Successive change from one thing or state to another and back again.

alternation

(ˌɔːltəˈneɪʃən)
n
1. successive change from one condition or action to another and back again repeatedly
2. (Logic) logic another name for disjunction3

al•ter•na•tion

(ˌɔl tərˈneɪ ʃən, ˌæl-)

n.
1. the act of alternating or the state of being alternated.
2. repeated rotation: the alternation of the seasons.
3. variation in the form of a linguistic unit as it occurs in different environments or under different conditions.
[1605–15]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.alternation - successive change from one thing or state to another and back againalternation - successive change from one thing or state to another and back again; "a trill is a rapid alternation between the two notes"
succession, sequence - the action of following in order; "he played the trumps in sequence"

alternation

noun rotation, change, swing, variation, oscillation, fluctuation, vacillation, vicissitude The alternation of sun and snow continued throughout the holiday.

alternation

noun
Occurrence in successive turns:
Translations
تَعاقُب
střídání
skiftenvekslen
alternacija
váltakozás
umskipti
biribirini izleme

alternation

[ˌɒltɜːˈneɪʃən] Nalternación f
in alternationalternativamente

alternation

[ˌɔːltərˈneɪʃən] nalternance f
an alternation between A and B, an alternation from A to B → une alternance entre A et B

alternation

nWechsel m; the alternation of cropsder Fruchtwechsel

alternate

(ˈoːltəneit) verb
to use, do etc by turns, repeatedly, one after the other. John alternates between teaching and studying; He tried to alternate red and yellow tulips along the path as he planted them.
(oːlˈtəːnət) adjective
1. coming, happening etc in turns, one after the other. The water came in alternate bursts of hot and cold.
2. every second (day, week etc). My friend and I take the children to school on alternate days.
alˈternately (-ˈtəːnət-) adverb
She felt alternately hot and cold.
alterˈnation noun
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