alternans al·ter·nans (ôl-tûr’nānz’)
Alternating, as in heart contractions. n.
Alternation in the contractions of the heart.
alternate; following one another. Historical Examples I love the real you; not the vain, foolish, self-adoring 150 human concept, called the Duke of altern. Carmen Ariza Charles Francis Stocking And the Duke of altern rubbed his weak eyes and tried hard to think. Carmen Ariza Charles Francis Stocking Tell me, dear, when shall we be […]
; . Linguistics. a variant form that exists in with another or others. adjective alternating
- Alternate angles
two nonadjacent angles made by the crossing of two lines by a third line, both angles being either interior or exterior, and being on opposite sides of the third line. Historical Examples Euclid introduced the subject by the proposition that, if alternate angles are equal, the lines are parallel. The Teaching of Geometry David Eugene […]
- Alternate cover test
alternate cover test alternate cover test n. A test for detecting phoria or strabismus in which one eye is covered for several seconds, and then the other eye is immediately covered while the person’s attention is directed to a small fixation picture.