Part of speech: noun

Occurrence in turn; permutation.

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Usage examples "alternation":

  1. Many minds surely are better fitted for alternation in their activities, but many others, and they certainly are not the worst, are naturally much better adapted to a regular repetition. - "Psychology and Social Sanity", Hugo M√ľnsterberg.
  2. We observed over the greater part of the history of American labor an alternation of two planes of thought and action, an upper and a lower. - "A History of Trade Unionism in the United States", Selig Perlman.
  3. But in Virginia it was grown without interruption or alternation, and the plantations rapidly deteriorated in fertility. - "Tobacco; Its History, Varieties, Culture, Manufacture and Commerce", E. R. Billings.