alternative (n.)

  1. one of a number of things from which only one can be chosen; what option did I have?; there no other alternative; my only choice is to refuse

    [ Syn: option , choice ]

    alternative (adj.)

  1. serving or used in place of another; an alternative plan

    [ Syn: alternate , substitute ]

  2. necessitating a choice between mutually exclusive possibilities; alternative possibilities were neutrality or war'

  3. pertaining to unconventional choices; an alternative life style'

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