Alternacy Al*ter"na*cy, n. Alternateness; alternation. [R.] --Mitford. [1913 Webster]

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  • alternacy — al·ter·na·cy …   English syllables

  • alternacy — ˈȯltərnəsē also ˈal ;  ̷ ̷ˈ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ noun ( es) Etymology: alternate (I) + acy archaic : alternateness, alternation …   Useful english dictionary

  • -acy — suffix forming nouns of state or quality (accuracy; piracy; supremacy), or an instance of it (conspiracy; fallacy) (see also CRACY). Etymology: a branch of the suffix CY from or after F acie or L acia or atia or Gk ateia * * * a suffix of nouns… …   Useful english dictionary

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