Latin alternatio: compare with French alternation.
IPA: WEAE /ËÉl.tÉËneÉª.ÊÉn/
- 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.
- (Mathematics) Permutation.
- The response of the congregation speaking alternately with the minister.