Oh my word Alternate, Alternative
After reaching their destination in the pilgrimage town of Benares, they sat by the embankment of Ganges and made alternative arrangements for their...
After reaching their destination in the pilgrimage town of Benares, they sat by the embankment of Ganges and made alternative arrangements for their overnight stay as the skies alternated between overcast skies and sunshine. The meaning of alternate is coming one after another. Weather can alternate between rain and sunshine. Her work alternates between London and New York i.e. first in London then in New York then in London. Seasons alternate: summer, monsoon and winter.
Zebra has alternating stripes of black and white. A pattern of alternate circles, squares and stripes in two colours are quite popular on fabrics. Mathematically, alternate angles are those in the z-shape formed when one line intersects two others. There was a stiff competition among many aspirants to participate in the workshop on alternate career.
“In Gujarat’s Great Rann of Kutch, a low-lying stretch of land that alternates between desert and lagoon. Hordes of greater and lesser flamingos (Phoenicopterus Roseus and Phoenicopterus Minor) fly in from central Asia after each monsoon to build their nests.”
What would happen to nature and its inhabitants if seasons fail to alternate?
Alternator is a dynamo that produces an alternating current. Alternating current (AC) is an electric current that reverses its direction at regular intervals. Alternative means this or that; in the place of something else; other thing; choice. Find alternative means of transport. Have you got an alternative suggestion? The alternative (adjective) book to study for the examination is ‘War and Peace’.
The alternative society prefers not to live according to the conventional standards of social behaviour. Alternative as a noun: Choice of two more possibilities. “You have the alternative of getting married or remaining a bachelor”. We can travel to Srikakulam by train or alternatively we can take a bus or hire a car.
The Dalai Lama has an alternative seat at Namdroling Nyingmapa monastery in Karnataka’s Mysore district. The exiled spiritual leader of the Tibetans can fulfill all his spiritual and temporal duties and he can alternate his stay according to seasons and health reasons.
Some students study physical and biological sciences in their secondary education so that they can have alternative choices to gain an undergraduate degree. Too many alternatives are available to access news with the availability of Internet. Do we have an alternative choice to live if seasons fail to alternate?