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

  Alternately \Al*ter"nate*ly\, adv.
     1. In reciprocal succession; succeeding by turns; in
        alternate order.
        [1913 Webster]
     2. (Math.) By alternation; when, in a proportion, the
        antecedent term is compared with antecedent, and
        [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      adv 1: in an alternating sequence or position; "They were
             deglycerolized by alternately centrifuging and mixing";
             "he planted fir and pine trees alternately"

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