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alternateadjective [not gradable]

 us   /ˈɔl·tər·nət/
every second, or every other: I visit my father on alternate weekends. Note: Used only about sets of two.

alternatenoun [C]

 us   /ˈɔl·tər·nət/
one that can take the place of another: David was too sick to attend, so Janet served as his alternate.
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