Definition of alternation:
- The reciprocal succession of things in time or place; the act of following and being followed by turns; alternate succession, performance, or occurrence; as, the alternation of day and night, cold and heat, summer and winter, hope and fear.
- The response of the congregation speaking alternately with the minister.
It seemed like a soothing alternation of grief, sometimes in the pitiless sun- glare of her own loss, and again walking in a darkened yet fragrant valley where the other woman had lived for many years.- "Country Neighbors", Alice Brown.
- "A Forest Hearth: A Romance of Indiana in the Thirties", Charles Major.
- "Nature's Serial Story", E. P. Roe.