Definition of Altern

1. a. Acting by turns; alternate.



Definition of Altern

1. alternate [adj]

Medical Definition of Altern

1. Acting by turns; alternate. Altern base, a second side made base, in distinction from a side previously regarded as base. Origin: L. Alternus, fr. Alter another: cf. F. Alterne. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Altern

altercates
altercating
altercation
altercations
altercative
altercursive intubation
altered
altered self hypothesis
alteregoism
alterer
alterers
altering
alteriority
alterities
alterity
altern (current term)
alternacies
alternacy
alternans
alternansucrase
alternant
alternanthera
alternantheras
alternants
alternaria
alternarock
alternat
alternate
alternate(a)
alternate angles

Literary usage of Altern

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1. Handbuch Der Alten Geographie by Albert Forbiger (1848)
"... schreibt) findet, indem es die altern Schriftsteller agri Patavini p. 181., j. Monselice) und nördlich von ihr Föns ..."

2. The Kemble Papers by Stephen Kemble, Sir Henry Clinton, Daniel Jones, William Howe Howe (1884)
"altern ; 52d. Regiment, i captain, 2 subalterns ; 55th. Regiment, i subaltern. Total, 4 captains, 9 subalterns. The above specified number of Officers to ..."

3. Allgemeine Encyclopädie der Wissenschaften und Künste edited by Johann Samuel Ersch, Johann Gottfried Gruber, Moritz Hermann Eduard Meier, Hermann Brockhaus, Georg Hassel, W. Mueller, A. G. Hoffmann, August Leskien, Ludwig Friedrich Kämtz (1854)
"... nur bei einigen altern ... alle altern Formationen ob,ne Un= ... baf< »on ben altern ju ben Jüngern bie 3«^! ber ..."

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