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What does "Alternative" mean?

Definition

(a.) Alternate; reciprocal (a.) Disjunctive; as, an alternative conjunction (a.) Offering a choice of two things (n.) A choice between more than two things; one of several things offered to choose among (n.) An offer of two things, one of which may be chosen, but not both; a choice between two things, so that if one is taken, the other must be left (n.) Either of two things or propositions offered to one's choice. Thus when two things offer a choice of one only, the two things are called alternatives (n.) The course of action or the thing offered in place of another


Synonyms alternate, choice, option, secondary, unconventional, mutually exclusive, disjunctive


Example: "There no other alternative" Example: "An alternative life style" Example: "An alternative plan"


Word Family alternatively, alternatives