alternating series


Definition of alternating series

: a mathematical series in which consecutive terms are alternatively positive and negative

Examples of alternating series in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Gang translated the motion of oars in the water into the roof’s rhythmic profile, an alternating series of V’s and M’s. Justin Davidson, Curbed, 11 Dec. 2021 In recent years, coaches have tried to keep quarterbacks happy by alternating series. Eric Sondheimer Columnist, Los Angeles Times, 10 Aug. 2021 An alternate series, Formula E, uses only electric cars. Washington Post, 25 Oct. 2019 Bob Jones – 192 total yards through the air. Quarterbacks Rose and Alford alternated series, with Alford completing 12-of-16 for 131 yards and two touchdowns and Rose going 10-of-17 for 61 yards with one TD. Reports, al, 14 Sep. 2019 The Orioles and Angels have alternated series wins and losses the past four seasons, with the Orioles winning in 2016 and 2014. 2. Josh Land,, 1 May 2018 The two alternated series with the first-team offense on A-Day, and that competition is also expected to wage on through the offseason and into fall camp. Tom Green,, 13 Apr. 2018 Kim Jong Un’s alternating series of missile tests and intimidation—threatening Japan with a nuclear strike and dismissing Abe as a headless chicken—has helped him recover from a low of 26 percent in the polls this summer. Jeffrey Kingston, The Atlantic, 21 Oct. 2017 Steen and Davis alternated series the previous three games. Chris Perkins,, 11 Oct. 2017 See More

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First Known Use of alternating series

1817, in the meaning defined above

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“Alternating series.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 13 Aug. 2022.

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