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  1. present participle of alight


alighting (plural alightings)

  1. The act of one who alights.
    • 1994, Leslie Real, Behavioral Mechanisms in Evolutionary Ecology, page 287:
      We compared the frequencies of alightings on hosts with those predicted from random transect data.
    • 2000, Peter Gregory Furth, Data Analysis for Bus Planning and Monitoring, page 24:
      Load profiles are a standard analysis tool showing passenger activity (boardings, alightings) and passenger load at each stop along a route in a single direction.