alternance

noun
al·​ter·​nance | \ˈȯltərnən(t)s also ˈal-;\
plural -s

Definition of alternance 

: alternation the sun marks the alternance of day and night— S. L. Terrien

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First Known Use of alternance

1826, in the meaning defined above

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