alternating alternating  /ˈɔl tər ˌneɪ tɪŋ/

Definition(s):

  1. (adj) (of a current) reversing direction
  2. (adj) occurring by turns; first one and then the other

Usage(s):

  1. For his alternating current system, Tesla eventually got $1,000,000 from Westinghouse.
  2. On that day government-vehicle traffic will be ordered to cut back by 70%, and private vehicles will be permitted to drive only on alternating days.
  3. Thomas Edison thought alternating current would be a waste of time.

News

  1. Mississippi State prepares for College World Series finals

    The Mississippi State University Bulldogs are in practice mode as they prepare for the College World Series finals in Omaha, Neb. The best-of-three College World Series championship series will have the Bulldogs facing the University of California-Los Angeles. Both teams will hold a news conference at TD Ameritrade Park before alternating practice on the field. WAPT-TV Sports Director Aslan ...
    on June 23, 2013     Source: WAPT Jackson

  2. A recipe for jam

    Mix together a string of late-winter days with temperatures alternating a few degrees either side of the freezing point, add an unusually generous early March rain, then follow it up with a quick, sharp cold snap accompanied by wild northwest winds. The result is an extensive ice jam March 12 on the Big Sioux River along Highway 11 north of Corson, S.D., an eye-catching scene from this year’s ...
    on June 23, 2013     Source: Tri-State Neighbor

  3. Lunch & Learn Wednesday at Falls Senior Center

    Falls Active Adults CenterThe Falls Active Adult Center sponsored by the Area Agency on Aging for LuzerneWyoming counties invites anyone 55 to the following activitesMondays 10 a.m. to 1130 a.m. Wii bowling competition with Tunkhannock Center,alternating sites.
    on June 23, 2013     Source: Times Leader

Quotes

  1. "By layering the driver chatter over the race broadcast and alternating between the two, we'll provide a way to follow the race like never before," said Scott Greenstein, president of Entertainment and Sports.
    on Dec 5, 2006 By: Scott Greenstein Source: SI.com

  2. But even if the issue is not a problem for Clinton, Gitlin said: "Is it a problem in some large sense that we seem to be alternating dynasties? Yes, I think democracy should be more expansive."
    on Sep 28, 2007 By: Todd Gitlin Source: Guardian Unlimited

  3. "Our tick-tock strategy of alternating next generation silicon technology and a new microprocessor architecture - year after year - is accelerating the pace of innovation in the industry," Mr. Otellini said.
    on Sep 18, 2007 By: Paul Otellini Source: New York Times

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