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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Alternate  \Al"ter*nate\  (?;  277),  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p. 
  {Alternated};  p.  pr  &  vb  n.  {Alternating}.]  [L.  alternatus 
  p.  p.  of  alternare  See  {Altern}.] 
  To  perform  by  turns,  or  in  succession;  to  cause  to  succeed  by 
  turns;  to  interchange  regularly. 
 
  The  most  high  God,  in  all  things  appertaining  unto  this 
  life,  for  sundry  wise  ends  alternates  the  disposition 
  of  good  and  evil.  --Grew. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  alternating 
  adj  1:  (electricity)  of  a  current  that  reverses  direction  at 
  regular  intervals;  "alternating  current"  [ant:  {direct}] 
  2:  occurring  by  turns;  first  one  and  then  the  other 
  "alternating  feelings  of  love  and  hate"  [syn:  {alternate(a)}, 
  {alternating(a)}] 




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