1. (of a current) reversing direction

alternating current

Ant: ↑direct
Topics: ↑electricity
2. occurring by turns; first one and then the other

alternating feelings of love and hate

Syn: ↑alternate
Similar to: ↑cyclic, ↑cyclical

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