Definition of Alternant

1. a. Composed of alternate layers, as some rocks.

Definition of Alternant

1. Adjective. Alternating from one row of a matrix to another. ¹

2. Adjective. (geology) Composed of alternate layers, like certain rocks. ¹

3. Noun. (linguistics) An alternate form or allomorph. ¹

4. Noun. (mathematics) A determinant which is an alternating function. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Medical Definition of Alternant

1. Composed of alternate layers, as some rocks. Origin: L. Alternans, p. Pr., cf. F. Alternant. See Alternate, v. T. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Alternant

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Literary usage of Alternant

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Proceedings of the Royal Society of Edinburgh by Royal Society of Edinburgh (1900)
"The Multiplication of an alternant by a Symmetric Function of the Variables. ... (1) As is well known, the simplest form of alternant is and the problem of ..."

2. Introductory Treatise on Lie's Theory of Finite Continuous Transformation Groups by John Edward Campbell (1903)
"In the projective group of the straight line we see that da; so that the alternant of any two of the three infinitesimal operators of the group is dependent ..."

3. Some Invariants and Covariants of Ternary Collineations by Henry Bayard Phillips (1907)
"Again if n is even the alternant may be written in the form (26) ... Finally from (26) placing s. to be identity we see that the alternant of an even number ..."

4. A New Pantheon: Or, Fabulous History of the Heathen Gods, Heroes, Goddesses by Samuel Boyse (1753)
"Thus the Carthaginians, the Gauls, the alternant, &C. were contented with the Cruelty of ... alternant ..."

5. A treatise on the theory of determinants: With Graduated Sets of Exercises by Thomas Muir (1882)
"An alternant in which the elements are polynomial may often be expressed in terms of a simple alternant. This is evident when we consider that the converse ..."