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al·ter·na·tive

alternative

 
 
pronunciation:
awl tuhr n tihv
parts of speech:
noun, adjective
features:
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: one of two or more possibilities; option.
What do you think is the best alternative?
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synonyms:
option
similar words:
choice, pick, preference, selection
definition 2: the choice of one or more options.
The store gives customers the alternative of paying with a credit card or in cash.I'm sorry to do this, but I have no alternative.
synonyms:
choice, option
similar words:
pick, preference, selection
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: being one of two or more possibilities.
Scientists in India offer an alternative explanation for this phenomenon.
definition 2: offering or allowing a choice.
The store offers alternative payment methods.
synonyms:
optional
similar words:
allowable, alternate, permissible
definition 3: nontraditional or unconventional.
He expresses his unique views in an alternative newspaper.The hippies of the 1960s were not the first Americans to have an alternative lifestyle.
synonyms:
nontraditional, unconventional
antonyms:
regular
similar words:
progressive
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derivation: alternatively (adv.)
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