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 for Alternate alligation
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Alternate \Al*ter"nate\ (?; 277), a. [L. alternatus, p. p. of
     alternate, fr. alternus. See Altern, Alter.]
     1. Being or succeeding by turns; one following the other in
        succession of time or place; by turns first one and then
        the other; hence, reciprocal.
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              And bid alternate passions fall and rise. --Pope.
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     2. Designating the members in a series, which regularly
        intervene between the members of another series, as the
        odd or even numbers of the numerals; every other; every
        second; as, the alternate members 1, 3, 5, 7, etc.; read
        every alternate line.
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     3. (Bot.) Distributed, as leaves, singly at different heights
        of the stem, and at equal intervals as respects angular
        divergence. --Gray.
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     Alternate alligation. See Alligation.
  
     Alternate angles (Geom.), the internal and angles made by
        two lines with a third, on opposite sides of it. It the
        parallels AB, CD, are cut by the line EF, the angles AGH,
        GHD, as also the angles BGH and GHC, are called alternate
        angles.
  
     Alternate generation. (Biol.) See under Generation.
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