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Princeton's WordNet

  1. alternatingadjective

    (of a current) reversing direction

    "alternating current"

  2. alternate(a), alternating(a)adjective

    occurring by turns; first one and then the other

    "alternating feelings of love and hate"


  1. alternatingadjective

    that alternates

  2. alternatingadjective

    Having a planar diagram whose crossings alternate between "over" and "under" as one travels along the knot.

  3. alternatingadjective

    Having terms that alternate between positive and negative.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Alternating

    of Alternate

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of alternating in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of alternating in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of alternating in a Sentence

  1. Michael Poland:

    Theyre mostly random and experience phases of alternating eruptive activity, so while fascinating, its not unusual, nor cause for concern.

  2. Bernie Ecclestone:

    We've got a contract in place (with Hockenheim), we just have to amend the years of the contract. It was alternating with Nuerburgring so we'll just take that out.

  3. Middlesex District Attorney Marian Ryan:

    The inside of the building has travel lanes alternating with safe lanes, where people are able to stand and look at the cars as they come by.

  4. Shelby Oakley:

    They conceived it as not just having new systems on board, but alternating the shape of the hull and how it was going to move through the water, that was truly revolutionary.

  5. Brenda Ueland:

    Listening is a magnetic and strange thing, a creative force. When we really listen to people there is an alternating current, and this recharges us so that we never get tired of each other. We are constantly being re-created.

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  • знакопроменлив, редуващ се, променливBulgarian
  • střídavýCzech
  • abwechselndGerman
  • alternante, alternativo, alternoSpanish
  • متناوبPersian
  • vuoro, vuorottainen, vuorotteleva, vaihto, vaihteleva, vaihtuvaFinnish
  • alternatif, alternantFrench
  • बारीHindi
  • alternante, alternatoItalian
  • попеременный, чередующийся, переменныйRussian

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    an unpleasant or disastrous destiny
    • A. adventure
    • B. restore
    • C. doom
    • D. embark

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