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Definition of the adverb alternately

What does alternately mean as an attribute of something other than a noun?


  1. in an alternating sequence or position
    • examples: They were deglycerolized by alternately centrifuging and mixing | he planted fir and pine trees alternately

Alternative definition of the adverb alternately


  1. In reciprocal succession; succeeding by turns; in alternate order.
  2. [mathematics] By alternation; when, in a proportion, the antecedent term is compared with antecedent, and consequent.

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Google previewEncyclopaedia perthensis, or, Universal dictionary of the arts, sciences, literature, etc. : intended to supersede the use of other books of reference (1816)

Alternate, in botany, when the learn or branches of plants arise higher on opposite sides alternately. Alternat1, in heraldry, is Cud in respect of the situation of the quarters. Tint* the ill and 4th quarters, and the id and 3d, are usually of tire fame ...

Google previewThe Dictionary of Genomics, Transcriptomics and Proteomics (2015)

by Guenter Kahl

Alternately binding probe competitive polymerase chain reaction (ABC-PCR): A variant of the conventional → polymerase chain reaction (PCR), that combines competitive PCR and a sequence-specific fluorescent, socalled alternately binding ...

Google previewThe Edinburgh Encyclopaedia (1832)

a' b', alternately upon the axis, when each of the buckets has reached its destination, a rod A £ is made by means of the pieces Im, V m', to have a progressive motion along the axis d e. This rod carries at nt and n ...

Google previewPocket dictionary of dry-goods, etc (1896)

by George W. Bible, Daniel P.. Bible

PLAIN-CLOTH: Cloth that shows no figure of any nature on its surface, having every end and pick interwoven alternately, while the warp forms a right angle with the weft. Apparent figures, ribs and stripes may be made by using fine and coarse ...

Google previewThe American History and Encyclopedia of Music ... (1910)

by Edward Dickinson, George Whitfield Andrews, Arthur Foote, Janet M. Green, Emil Liebling, Josephine Thrall

Alternately. alternando (al-ter-nan'-do) It. pres. part. Alternating. alternations Melodies for bells. alternativamente (al-ter-na-te-va-men'- te) It. adv. Alternately. alternativo ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Christian Antiquities (1880)

Being a Continuation of the 'Dictionary of the Bible'. by Sir William Smith, Samuel Cheetham

And now, divided into two parts, they sing alternately to each other Afterwards they commit the leading of the melody to one, and the rest follow him." Theodorct (Hist. Ecclet. ii. 19) ascribes the introduction of antiphonal singing to Flavian and ...

Google previewEncyclopaedia Heraldica, Or Complete Dictionary of Heraldry (1828)

by William Berry

within an orle of cross crosslets or, and guttée d' or, alternately. —Crest, on a mount, vert, a horse, courant, al". - - Hamborough, gu , a castle or, betw. eight guttées d'eau. Hamborough, ar. a tower sa, within an ...

Google previewRÖMPP Encyclopedia Natural Products, 1st Edition, 2000 (2014)

by Burkhard Fugmann, Susanne Lang-Fugmann, Wolfgang Steglich

alternately linked (in agar: 3,6-anhydro-L-galac- tose), gel-forming. Lambda(λ)-C.: β-D-galactose-2-sulfate (30% without sulfate ...

Google previewThe Encyclopaedia Britannica, Or Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General Literature (1856)

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The crowns of the kings of England have at various times assumed different forms; generally consisting in early reigns of a fillet of gold, ornamented upon its upper circle by leaves, fleurs-de-lys, and crosses patee placed alternately with fleurs- ...

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Alternately Meaning

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He is jealous of her swindle;
she envies his looting.
The courts whip them in open
yet they rule alternately. (Rajendran Muthiah)
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Scrabble value of A1L1T1E1R1N1A1T1E1L1Y4

The value of this 11-letter word is 14 points, but it's not an accepted word in the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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