Alternation meaning

ôltər-nāshən, ăl-
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The reciprocal succession of (normally two) 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.
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The response of the congregation speaking alternately with the minister.

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(logic) The "inclusive or" truth function.
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(mathematics) A sequence that alternates between positive and negative values. (Sometimes wrongly used to mean a permutation.)
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(computing) A construct in a regular expression that can match any of several specified subexpressions.
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Successive change from one thing or state to another and back again.
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The act of alternating; occurrence, position, etc. of things by turns.
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The occurrence of a variant of a morpheme or phoneme.
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(linguistics) Ablaut.
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Origin of alternation

  • Latin alternatio; compare French alternation.

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