how to pronounce alternation

ɒltənɛɪʃən

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meanings of alternation

noun:

  1. Ablaut.
  2. A construct in a regular expression that can match any of several specified subexpressions.
  3. The "inclusive or" truth function.
  4. A type of partial truncation of a polygon, polyhedron or tiling in which alternate vertices are removed.
  5. The reciprocal succession of (normally two) things in time or place; the act of following and being followed by turns; alternate succession, performance, or occurrence.
  6. A sequence that alternates between positive and negative values; sometimes incorrectly used to mean permutation.
  7. The response of the congregation speaking alternately with the minister.
  8. A pattern by which more than one construct is possible, as with "Alice cooked Bob dinner" and "Alice cooked dinner for Bob".