Meaning of 'alternative'

Find the meaning of the word ‘alternative’

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Meaning of ‘alternative’

4 definitions found.



necessitating a choice between mutually exclusive possibilities

Example: "alternative possibilities were neutrality or war"


pertaining to unconventional choices

Example: "an alternative life style"


serving or used in place of another

Example: "an alternative plan"

Synonyms: substitute alternate


one of a number of things from which only one can be chosen

Synonyms: option

Source: WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University

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