Alternately
Alternately Al*ter"nate*ly, adv. 1. In reciprocal succession; succeeding by turns; in alternate order. [1913 Webster]

2. (Math.) By alternation; when, in a proportion, the antecedent term is compared with antecedent, and consequent. [1913 Webster]


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  • alternately — (adv.) early 15c., from ALTERNATE (Cf. alternate) (adj.) + LY (Cf. ly) (2) …   Etymology dictionary

  • alternately — adverb in an alternating sequence or position (Freq. 3) They were deglycerolized by alternately centrifuging and mixing he planted fir and pine trees alternately • Derived from adjective: ↑alternate …   Useful english dictionary

  • alternately — See alternate, alternately, alternative, alternatively …   Dictionary of problem words and expressions

  • alternately — alternate ► VERB 1) occur or do in turn repeatedly. 2) change repeatedly between two contrasting conditions. ► ADJECTIVE 1) every other. 2) (of two things) each following and succeeded by the other in a regular pattern. 3) chiefly N. Amer.… …   English terms dictionary

  • alternately — adverb see alternate I …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • alternately — See alternate. * * * …   Universalium

  • alternately — adverb /ˈɔl.tɚ.nət.li/ a) In reciprocal succession; succeeding by turns; in alternate order. b) By alternation; when, in a proportion, the antecedent term is compared with antecedent, and consequent. <! material copied from Websters Revised… …   Wiktionary

  • alternately — al ter·nate·ly || lɪ adv. interchangeably, in rotation, with one and then the other …   English contemporary dictionary

  • alternately — al·ter·nate·ly …   English syllables

  • alternately — See: alternate …   English dictionary

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