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alternation

[‚ȯl·tər′nā·shən]
(mathematics)
(physics)
Variation, either positive or negative, of a waveform from zero to maximum and back to zero, equaling one-half of a cycle.
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* The exploring-exploiting phase's alternation is reminiscent of some algorithmic trading protocols.
Focusing on relatively infrequent alternations of the direct type, which each yield between ten and twenty instances, the two variants of alternation A4b yield seventeen instances, all of them comprising a class III verb and a noun (weorpan "to throw" ~ wierp "throw") or a verb (onhweorfan "to change" ~ onhwierfan "to turn").
Jing Wang criticizes Plaks for his "total assimilation of an individual text into the self-enclosed formal pattern of yin-yang and cyclical alternation." Plaks, she says, "claims to have grasped the aesthetic totality of classical Chinese fiction at the expense of the individuality of each text." The "trans-personal level of 'structure'" he imparts to human drama sometimes reduces it to "the mechanical interaction among symbolic figures of 'bipolarity' and 'periodicity'" (Wang, 1989, pp.
After 5 trials, the percentage of alternation (number of turns in each goal arm) and total trial duration were recorded.
The alternation percentage was calculated according the formula: number of alternations/total number of arm visits--2 (9).
In the cable, Alba Trade Union lauded the Premier for his unflinching support to the Bahraini workforce and keenness on catering for their demands by issuing directives to adopt the principle of alternation in representing Bahrain's workers.
In Ingrian, consonant alternation is not restricted to inflection of words within the paradigm solely by gradation of single and double stops at the boundary of the syllable with the primary stress.
Chicago, IL, September 08, 2014 --(PR.com)-- David Giuntoli, Reggie Lee, and Bitsie Tulloch will appear as guests at Alternation Convention.

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