every other

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Definition of every other

1 : all those that are different or separate from the person or thing that has already been mentioned It's a problem that's affecting this town and every other one in the state.
2 used to say that some repeated activity, event, etc., alternately happens and does not happen in consecutive named periodsI run every other day.The contest is held every other year.

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“Every other.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/every%20other. Accessed 16 December 2019.

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