Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • 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.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Acting by turns; alternate.
  • adjective (Trig.) a second side made base, in distinction from a side previously regarded as base.

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  • adjective Acting by turns; alternate.

Etymologies

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Latin alternus.

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