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1 alternate /ˈɑːltɚˌneɪt/ verb
alternates; alternated; alternating
1 alternate
/ˈɑːltɚˌneɪt/
verb
alternates; alternated; alternating
Learner's definition of ALTERNATE
: to place or do (different things) so that one follows the other in a repeated series
[+ object]
often + with
[no object]
often + with often + between

— alternating

adjective

— alternation

/ˌɑːltɚˈneɪʃən/ noun, plural alternations [count, noncount]
2 alternate /ˈɑːltɚnət/ Brit /ˌɔːlˈtəːnət/ adjective
2 alternate
/ˈɑːltɚnət/ Brit /ˌɔːlˈtəːnət/
adjective
Learner's definition of ALTERNATE
: occurring in or forming a repeated series
used to describe something that happens one time, does not happen the next time, happens again, etc.
chiefly US : other than the usual : alternative

— alternately

adverb
3 alternate /ˈɑːltɚnət/ Brit /ˌɔːlˈtəːnət/ noun
plural alternates
3 alternate
/ˈɑːltɚnət/ Brit /ˌɔːlˈtəːnət/
noun
plural alternates
Learner's definition of ALTERNATE
[count] US
: someone who is chosen to take another person's place if that person is not able to be present or to do a required job
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