alternating

adjective al·ter·nat·ing \ ˈȯl-tər-ˌnā-tiŋ also ˈal- \

Definition of alternating

: occurring by turns or in succession
  • a fabric with alternating red and blue stripes
  • … they lacked experience with volcanoes such as St. Helens, a composite of alternating layers of ash and lava.
  • —Rowe Findley

alternatingly

adverb
    • Alternatingly, place small mounds of the fennel and cabbage on each plate …
    • —Owen Dugan

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1653



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