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  • adj. Acting by turns; alternate.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Acting by turns; alternate.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Acting by turns; alternate.
  • In crystallography, exhibiting on two parts, an upper and a lower, faces which alternate among themselves, but which, when the two parts are compared, correspond with each other.

Etymologies

Latin alternus. (Wiktionary)

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