What does alternating mean?

alternating meaning in Etymology Dictionary

1550s, present participle adjective from alternate (v.). Alternating electric current is taped from 1839.

alternating meaning in General Dictionary

(of a present) reversing direction

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  • occurring by turns; very first one and then one other
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alternating meaning in General Dictionary

(p. pr. & vb. n.) of Alternate

Sentence Examples with the word alternating

In the red coati, ranging from Surinam to Paraguay, the tail is marked with from seven to nine broad fulvous or rufous rings, alternating with black ones, and tipped with black.

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