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Definition of the noun alternation
What does alternation mean as a name of something?
noun - plural: alternations
- successive change from one thing or state to another and back again
Alternative definition of the noun alternation
- The reciprocal succession of (normally two) 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.
- The response of the congregation speaking alternately with the minister.
- [linguistics] ablaut
- [logic] The "inclusive or" truth function.
- [mathematics] A sequence that alternates between positive and negative values. (Sometimes wrongly used to mean a permutation.)
Alternation is a Patience game which is played using two decks of playing cards. Its tableau is similar to that of another solitaire game, Stonewall.
- "Alternation" is a musical single of Cherry Moon Trax.
- released in (19 years ago)
- "Alternation" is a musical album of Excepter.
- released on (9 years ago)
Alternation is a record label.
- Alternation: In linguistics, an alternation is the phenomenon of a phoneme or morpheme exhibiting variation in its phonological realization. Each of the various realizations is called an alternant. The variation may be conditioned by the phonological, morphological, and/or syntactic environment in which the morpheme finds itself.
- Alternation: In geometry, an alternation or partial truncation, is an operation on a polyhedron or tiling that removes alternate vertices. Only even-sided polyhedra can be alternated, for example the zonohedra. Every 2n-sided face becomes n-sided. Square faces disappear into new edges.
- also known as Snub
- Alternation: In formal language theory and pattern matching, alternation is the union of two sets of strings or patterns. As a pattern, the alternation of a and b matches either a or b.
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Issues in Germanic Syntax (1991)
by Werner Abraham, Wim Kosmeijer, Eric J. Reuland
The dative alternation is an interesting area of research because of the theoretical problems associated with it. Neither Chomsky...
One of the main problems associated with the dative alternation is the problem of defining indirect objects.
Guitar For Dummies (2012)
by Mark Phillips, Jon Chappell
Alternation refers to the practice of playing the melody and bass parts one at a time, in an alternating fashion, instead of at the same time. Rather than having the thumb constantly play bass notes while the fingers simultaneously play melody ...
by Monik Charette
Vowel—zero alternation is a thorny problem. Confronted with such data linguists have to discover if they are dealing with a process of vowel epenthesis or of vowel deletion. In French, where the presence of the vowel is not always predictable, ...
WoTUG-23 : Proceedings of the 23rd World Occam and Transputer User Group Technical Meeting, 10-13 September 2000, Canterbury, United Kingdom by P. H. Welch, André W. P. Bakkers
The essence ot alternation is that it acts as an arhiter hetween a numlx-r of concurrently presented alternative communications. An alternation comhines a numher ot processes guarded by communication — inputs or outputs on channels.
by Antonio Zampolli, Nicoletta Calzolari, Martha Palmer
As the benefactive alternation is a particularly complex property of bake, it is a particularly useful one to encode in a learners' dictionary entry. 1.3.1 Signalling the Benefactive Alternation None of the five dictionaries we have examined notes ...
Structural, Temporal, and Geographic Perspectives : Papers in Memory of Wick R. Miller by the Friends of Uto-Aztecan by Eugene H. Casad, Thomas L. Willett
That the asymmetrical distribution of the causative- inchoative transitivity alternation is a systematic phenomenon, one to be explained within a theory of grammar, is perhaps dimly suggested by the English data ...
Causatives and Transitivity (1993)
by Bernard Comrie, Maria Polinsky
The main morphophonemic alternation is that some verb inflections palatalize preceding consonants (whereby l shifts to y, r to c, and w, depending on lexical item, to w or y). Stress is usually on the first syllabic segment of the word: the main ...
Bilingual Conversation (1984)
by Peter Auer
interpretation where the exact meaning or function of language alternation is a result of both contextual information and these more general procedures.
The role of processing constraints on the choice between synthetic and analytic comparative forms by Britta Mondorf
Comparative alternation is a showcase of grammatical variation that poses an instructive challenge for linguistic theory-building in several ways. Firstly, the sheer number and diversity of constraints that have a bearing on the choice between a ...
The Blackwell Encyclopedia of Management and Encyclopedic Dictionaries, The Blackwell Encyclopedic Dictionary of Management Information Systems (1999)
by Gordon B. Davis, Gordon Bitter Davis
Structured programming employs three basic control structures: sequence, alternation ...
by Yo Jackson
Specifically, separation, assimilation, acculturation, alternation, multiculturalism, and fusion are strategic ways in which individuals deal with the experience of existing in two distinct cultures simultaneously. Separation: Individuals who orient ...
by Philip Winn
Alternation learning can be carried out in a MAZE or an OPERANT environment such as a SKINNER BOX, although different neural processes may be involved with each. In the highly spatial setting of mazes, rats have a strong tendency to ...
by Martin Weik
phase alternation by line—modified several South American countries, some Middle East and Asian countries, several African countries, Australia, New Zealand, and other Pacific island countries. See also National Television Standards ...
by James Pustejovsky, Pierrette Bouillon, Hitoshi Isahara, Kyoko Kanzaki, Chungmin Lee
2, two different verbal alternations will be presented, the activity-active accomplishment alternation and the causative alternation; in addition, the ability of the same forms to license optional PPs such as instruments and comitatives will be ...
Encyclopedia of Biology (2009)
by Don Rittner, Timothy Lee McCabe
alternation of generations A life cycle in plants where there is both a multicellular diploid form (the sporophyte generation) and a multicellular haploid form (the gametophyte generation). Gametophytes produce haploid ...
by R.L. Trask
A highly regular morphological alternation whose conditioning factors are purely phonological, such as the /s/ ~ /z/ ~ /ız/ alternation in the English plural. Bloomfield (1933: 211). 2. An alternation which applies exceptionlessly to all morphemes ...
by S. Mahajan, L. C. Kimerling
For the case of the transisomer of polyacetylene, the localized state thus produced is a bond alternation defect separating sections of chain on either side of it with opposite senses of bond alternation.
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To follow the crosses to a place where the ground meets the sky is to alternate between hope and despair.
Twin peaks break the dull horizon for just a second.
Evidence of life: Power lines converging and vanishing on the horizon with a shoe print buried in the gravel like that left from an astronaut on the surface of the moon.
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Helsinki, Kiasma Museum
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- Menger/Octahedron Alternation
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Scrabble value of A1L1T1E1R1N1A1T1I1O1N1
The value of this 11-letter word is 11 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.
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