from The Century Dictionary.

  • Alternating; specifically, in geology, composed of alternate layers, as some rocks.
  • noun In mathematics, a determinant all the elements of each row (or column) of which are functions of one variable different from that of any other row (or column), while the elements of any one column (or row) are like functions of the different variables. Such, for example, is

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

  • adjective (Geol.) Composed of alternate layers, as some rocks.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Alternating from one row of a matrix to another.
  • adjective geology Composed of alternate layers, like certain rocks.
  • noun linguistics An alternate form or allomorph.
  • noun mathematics A determinant which is an alternating function.


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