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alternate substitute; alternative. [1/9 definitions]
bypass in medicine, the operation by which an alternative route of flow is created in order to avoid a blocked or diseased organ or part of such an organ. [1/5 definitions]
equivocal having at least two plausible alternative meanings, often intentionally so, as to deceive; ambiguous. [1/3 definitions]
fall back on to have recourse, as to another alternative.
free school a school that is an alternative to the traditional public and private schools, with a flexible approach to teaching.
GOP abbreviation of "Grand Old Party," an alternative term for the Republican Party.
ibuprofen a type of pain-killing drug used esp. in the treatment of arthritis, and marketed as an alternative to aspirin.
maze any problem that confuses like a labyrinth, with too many alternative choices or other conflicting elements. [1/4 definitions]
or used to indicate similar things or alternative ways of referring to such things. [1/3 definitions]
pacifism the teaching that war is an unnecessary and unacceptable alternative to other means of dispute resolution between nations. [1/2 definitions]
Rankine-cycle engine a type of steam engine in which the water that is evaporated into steam is condensed and recycled, developed experimentally as a pollution-reducing alternative to the internal combustion engine.
special needs any additional or alternative educational needs that can accompany disabilities, esp. of young people in a school system.
than used to introduce the alternative part of a comparison. [1/2 definitions]
versus as compared to; in contrast with; as an alternative to. [1/2 definitions]
whether used to introduce one choice or alternative. [1/2 definitions]