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Linguistics. a variant form that exists in with another or others.


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  • 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.

  • Alternate hemianesthesia

    alternate hemianesthesia alternate hemianesthesia n. The loss of tactile sensibility on one side of the head as well as on the opposite side of the rest of the body. Also called crossed hemianesthesia.

  • Alternate host

    a host, other than the usual or primary host, on which a parasitic organism can sustain itself. Historical Examples In the case of oxen the alternate host of the parasite is a special tick (Smith and Kilborne). Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 17, Slice 4 Various alternate host One of two species of host on […]

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