Alternation Al`ter*na"tion, n. [L. alternatio: cf. F. alternation.] 1. The reciprocal succession of things in time or place; the act of following and being followed by turns; alternate succession, performance, or occurrence; as, the alternation of day and night, cold and heat, summer and winter, hope and fear. [1913 Webster]

2. (Math.) Permutation. [1913 Webster]

3. The response of the congregation speaking alternately with the minister. --Mason. [1913 Webster]

{Alternation of generation}. See under {Generation}. [1913 Webster]

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