alternation of heart
alternation of heart n.
See mechanical alternation.
- Alternative comedy
noun a type of comedy routine that mainly seeks laughs through complaints and rants and discussion of formerly taboo topics Examples Alternative comedy has become so common that many say it is ‘dead’ as a genre. Word Origin purportedly ‘born’ in the New York Soho district’s Comedy Store
- Alternative complement pathway
the activation of complement by contact with polysaccharides on bacteria, protozoa, or yeast cells: a nonspecific immune response. Compare .
- Alternative curriculum
noun (Brit, education) any course of study offered as an alternative to the National Curriculum
- Alternative fuel vehicle
noun any motor vehicle that runs on fuels other than petroleum-based fuels; abbr. AFV Examples Hybrid, fuel cell, and battery-electric vehicles are alternative fuel vehicles. Word Origin 1924