altern definition

  • adjective:
    • functioning by turns; alternate.
    • Acting by turns; switch.
    • Acting by turns; alternate.
    • Acting by turns; switch.
  • others:
    • Acting by turns; alternate.
    • In crystallography, displaying on two components, an upper and a diminished, faces which alternate among on their own, but which, whenever two components are in comparison, match with each other.
    • functioning by turns; alternate.
    • In crystallography, exhibiting on two components, an upper and a lesser, faces which alternate among themselves, but which, if the two components are contrasted, match with one another.

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