Definitions of alternate:
  • noun:   someone who takes the place of another person
  • verb:   exchange people temporarily to fulfill certain jobs and functions
  • verb:   do something in turns
  • verb:   go back and forth; swing back and forth between two states or conditions
  • verb:   be an understudy or alternate for a role
  • verb:   reverse (a direction, attitude, or course of action)
  • adjective:   of leaves and branches etc; first on one side and then on the other in two ranks along an axis; not paired
    Example: "Stems with alternate leaves"
  • adjective:   allowing a choice

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