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Definition of 'alternative'


  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"
       Synonyms: option choice


  1. allowing a choice; "an alternative plan"
       Synonyms: alternate
  2. necessitating a choice between mutually exclusive possibilities; "`either' and `or' in `either this or that'"
       Synonyms: mutually exclusive
  3. pertaining to unconventional choices; "an alternative life style"

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