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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 al·ter·na·tion /ˌɔltɚ/

From: Taiwan MOE computer dictionary

 交變; 交替

From: Network Terminology

 交變 交替

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Al·ter·na·tion n.
 1. 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.
 2. Math. Permutation.
 3. The response of the congregation speaking alternately with the minister.
 Alternation of generation. See under Generation.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: being regularly exchangeable
      2: successive change from one thing or state to another and
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