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al·ter·nate

 (ôl′tər-nāt′, ăl′-)
v. al·ter·nat·ed, al·ter·nat·ing, al·ter·nates
v.intr.
1.
a. To occur in a successive manner: day alternating with night.
b. To act or proceed by turns: The students alternated at the computer.
2. To pass back and forth from one state, action, or place to another: alternated between happiness and depression.
3. Electricity To reverse direction at regular intervals in a circuit.
v.tr.
1. To do or execute by turns.
2. To cause to alternate: alternated light and dark squares to form a pattern.
adj. (-nĭt)
1. Happening or following in turns; succeeding each other continuously: alternate seasons of the year.
2. Designating or relating to every other one of a series: alternate lines.
3. Serving or used in place of another; substitute: an alternate plan. See Usage Note at alternative.
4. Botany
a. Arranged singly at each node, as leaves or buds on different sides of a stem.
b. Arranged regularly between other parts, as stamens between petals.
n. (-nĭt)
1. A person acting in the place of another; a substitute.
2. An alternative.

[Latin alternāre, alternāt-, from alternus, by turns, from alter, other; see al- in Indo-European roots.]

al′ter·nate·ly adv.
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alternating

(ˈɔːltəˌneɪtɪŋ)
adj
happening in succession
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.alternating - (of a current) reversing direction; "alternating current"
electricity - a physical phenomenon associated with stationary or moving electrons and protons
direct - (of a current) flowing in one direction only; "direct current"
2.alternating - occurring by turnsalternating - occurring by turns; first one and then the other; "alternating feelings of love and hate"
cyclical, cyclic - recurring in cycles
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alternating

adjective interchanging, changing, shifting, swinging, rotating, fluctuating, occurring by turns, oscillating, vacillating, seesawing alternating cycles of REM and non-REM sleep
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Translations
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každý druhýstriedavý

alternating

[ˈɒltɜːneɪtɪŋ]
A. ADJalterno
B. CPD alternating current N (Elec) → corriente f alterna
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alternating

[ɔːlˈtɜːrnətɪŋ] adj [periods, layers, stripes] → en alternancealternating current ncourant m alternatif
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alternating

adjwechselnd; a pattern with alternating stripes of red and whiteein Muster mit abwechselnd roten und weißen Streifen; alternating currentWechselstrom m
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