Alt bit



alt bit

/awlt bit/ alternate bit. See meta bit.
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  • Alt

    . in alt, in the first octave above the treble staff. variant of before a vowel: altazimuth. . . . . either of two keys on a PC keyboard that is held down while pressing another key, as to perform a specific operation or type a special character. Contemporary Examples Both present alt cert in […]

  • Alt key

    either of two keys on a PC keyboard that is held down while pressing another key, as to perform a specific operation or type a special character.



  • Alt-rock

    noun a genre of rock music regarded by its practitioners and fans as being outside the mainstream noun alternative rock; rock music that is somewhat different than mainstream genres Examples Indie rock is considered alt-rock. Usage Note music

  • Alt. hor.

    alt. hor. alt. hor. abbr. Latin alternis horis (every other hour) Latin alternis horis (every other hour)



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