Alternation Definition

ôltər-nāshən, ăl-
alternations
noun
Successive change from one thing or state to another and back again.
American Heritage
The act of alternating; occurrence, position, etc. of things by turns.
Webster's New World
The occurrence of a variant of a morpheme or phoneme.
Webster's New World
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.
Wiktionary
The response of the congregation speaking alternately with the minister.
Wiktionary
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Other Word Forms of Alternation

Noun

Singular:
alternation
Plural:
alternations

Origin of Alternation

  • Latin alternatio; compare French alternation.

    From Wiktionary

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