Alternate alligation
Alternate Al*ter"nate (?; 277), a. [L. alternatus, p. p. of alternate, fr. alternus. See {Altern}, {Alter}.] 1. Being or succeeding by turns; one following the other in succession of time or place; by turns first one and then the other; hence, reciprocal. [1913 Webster]

And bid alternate passions fall and rise. --Pope. [1913 Webster]

2. Designating the members in a series, which regularly intervene between the members of another series, as the odd or even numbers of the numerals; every other; every second; as, the alternate members 1, 3, 5, 7, etc.; read every alternate line. [1913 Webster]

3. (Bot.) Distributed, as leaves, singly at different heights of the stem, and at equal intervals as respects angular divergence. --Gray. [1913 Webster]

{Alternate alligation}. See {Alligation}.

{Alternate angles} (Geom.), the internal and angles made by two lines with a third, on opposite sides of it. It the parallels AB, CD, are cut by the line EF, the angles AGH, GHD, as also the angles BGH and GHC, are called alternate angles.

{Alternate generation}. (Biol.) See under {Generation}. [1913 Webster]


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  • Alternate — Al*ter nate (?; 277), a. [L. alternatus, p. p. of alternate, fr. alternus. See {Altern}, {Alter}.] 1. Being or succeeding by turns; one following the other in succession of time or place; by turns first one and then the other; hence, reciprocal.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Alternate angles — Alternate Al*ter nate (?; 277), a. [L. alternatus, p. p. of alternate, fr. alternus. See {Altern}, {Alter}.] 1. Being or succeeding by turns; one following the other in succession of time or place; by turns first one and then the other; hence,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Alternate generation — Alternate Al*ter nate (?; 277), a. [L. alternatus, p. p. of alternate, fr. alternus. See {Altern}, {Alter}.] 1. Being or succeeding by turns; one following the other in succession of time or place; by turns first one and then the other; hence,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Alligation — Al li*ga tion, n. [L. alligatio.] 1. The act of tying together or attaching by some bond, or the state of being attached. [R.] [1913 Webster] 2. (Arith.) A rule relating to the solution of questions concerning the compounding or mixing of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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