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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.
And bid alternate passions fall and rise. --Pope.
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.
3. (Bot.) Distributed, as leaves, singly at different heights
of the stem, and at equal intervals as respects angular
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
Alternate generation. (Biol.) See under Generation.
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