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al·ter·na·tive

alternative

 
 
pronunciation:
awl tuhr n tihv
parts of speech:
noun, adjective
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: one of two or more choices.
As usual, he chose the easier alternative.
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synonyms:
option
similar words:
choice, pick, preference, selection
definition 2: the choice of one or more options.
You have the alternative of bringing your lunch or buying it at school.
synonyms:
choice, option
similar words:
pick, preference, selection
 
part of speech: adjective
definition: offering or allowing a choice.
The salesman offered the couple alternative ways of paying for the car.
synonyms:
optional
similar words:
alternate
derivation: alternatively (adv.)
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