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Main Entry: 1al·ter·nate
Pronunciation: primarystressodotl-tschwar-nschwat also primarystressal-
Function: adjective
1 : occurring or following by turns <a day of alternate sunshine and rain>
2 a : occurring first on one side and then on the other at different levels along an axis <alternate leaves on a plant stem> b : arranged one above, beside, or next to another <alternate layers of meat and cheese>
3 : every other : every second <works on alternate days>
4 : being one of the things between which a choice is to be made <we took an alternate route>
- al·ter·nate·ly adverb

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