alternant

I. \\ˈȯltə(r)nənt also ˈal-; chiefly Brit ȯlˈtə̄n- also alˈt-\ adjective
Etymology: Latin alternant-, alternans, present participle of alternare to alternate — more at alternate
II. noun (-s)
1. mathematics : a determinant the constituents of whose different rows are (in order) the same set of functions of different variables, the same variable appearing in each row and the same function in each column, the terms row and column here being interchangeable
2. : one of the statements in logic composing an alternation
3. : any of the nonsignificant variants (as an allomorph or allophone) that together constitute a significant linguistic category

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  • alternant — alternant, ante [ altɛrnɑ̃, ɑ̃t ] adj. • 1519; lat. alternans, de alternare → alterner ♦ Qui alterne. Cultures alternantes. Pouls alternant : arythmie caractérisée par la succession régulière d une pulsation normale et d une pulsation faible. ⊗… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • alternant — ALTERNÁNT, Ă, alternanţi, te, adj. Care alternează. – Din fr. alternant, lat. alternare. Trimis de ana zecheru, 07.01.2003. Sursa: DEX 98  alternánt adj. m., pl. alternánţi; f. sg. alt …   Dicționar Român

  • Alternant — Al*ter nant, a. [L. alternans, p. pr.: cf. F. alternant. See {Alternate}, v. t.] (Geol.) Composed of alternate layers, as some rocks. [1913 Webster] || …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • alternant — alternant, ante (al tèr nan, nan t ) adj. 1°   Qui alterne. Deux professeurs qui font tour à tour le même cours sont des professeurs alternants. 2°   Se dit, en minéralogie, d une roche dont les feuillets sont alternativement de nature différente …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • alternant — altèrnant m <G mn nātā> DEFINICIJA onaj koji sudjeluje u promjeni ETIMOLOGIJA vidi alternacija …   Hrvatski jezični portal

  • alternant — [ôl′tər nənt, al′tər nənt] adj. alternating n. Linguis. any of the variant forms of an alternation, as an allophone or allomorph …   English World dictionary

  • alternant — /awl terr neuhnt, al / or, esp. Brit., /awl terr neuhnt, al /, adj. 1. alternating; alternate. n. 2. Ling. a variant form that exists in alternation with another or others. [1630 40; < L alternant (s. of alternans, prp. of alternare). See ALTERN …   Universalium

  • alternant — 1. adjective Alternating from one row of a matrix to another. 2. noun a) An alternate form or allomorph. b) A determinant which is an alternating function …   Wiktionary

  • Alternant — Al|ter|nạnt, der; en, en [zu lat. alternare, ↑alternieren] (Sprachw.): freie od. stellungsbedingte Variante eines Graphems, Morphems od. Phonems …   Universal-Lexikon

  • alternant — al|ter|nant Mot Agut Adjectiu invariable …   Diccionari Català-Català

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