alternation

noun al·ter·na·tion \ ˌȯl-tər-ˈnā-shən also ˌal- \
Updated on: 10 May 2018

Definition of alternation

1 a : the act or process of alternating or causing to alternate
b : alternating occurrence : succession
3 : the occurrence of different allomorphs or allophones

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First Known Use of alternation

15th century

in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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ALTERNATION Defined for Kids

alternation

noun al·ter·na·tion \ ˌȯl-tər-ˈnā-shən \

Definition of alternation for Students

: the act, process, or result of taking place by turns
  • alternation of light and dark


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