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Main Entry: 1al·ter·nate
Pronunciation: l-tr-nt also al-
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·lyadverb