Definitions for Alternativeɔlˈtɜr nə tɪv, æl-
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option, alternative, choice(adj)
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"
alternate, alternative, substitute(adj)
serving or used in place of another
"an alternative plan"
necessitating a choice between mutually exclusive possibilities
"alternative possibilities were neutrality or war"
pertaining to unconventional choices
"an alternative life style"
A situation which allows a mutually exclusive choice between two or more possibilities; a choice between two or more possibilities.
One of several mutually exclusive things which can be chosen.
The remaining option; something available after other possibilities have been exhausted.
Relating to a choice between two or more possibilities
Not traditional (an alternative lifestyle)
Origin: From alternatif, from alternativus, from the participle stem of alternare. Compare alternate.
offering a choice of two things
disjunctive; as, an alternative conjunction
an offer of two things, one of which may be chosen, but not both; a choice between two things, so that if one is taken, the other must be left
either of two things or propositions offered to one's choice. Thus when two things offer a choice of one only, the two things are called alternatives
the course of action or the thing offered in place of another
a choice between more than two things; one of several things offered to choose among
Origin: [Cf. F. alternative, LL. alternativa.]
Alternative is the compilation album by English synthpop duo Pet Shop Boys. It was first released in 1995. Alternative is a 2-disc set, consisting of 30 B-sides in chronological order. The title Alternative was a last-minute change from the title that had been long saved for such an album, Besides, but that title was taken by American rock band Sugar, who released their own B-sides compilation two months prior. Alternative only really gained popularity among devoted fans of Pet Shop Boys with the exception of the UK, where it entered the charts at #2. A remake of the original 7-inch "Paninaro" entitled "Paninaro '95" was released as a single in order to promote the 2-disc compilation. The cover of Alternative features photographs of Tennant and Lowe in fencing masks. The first copies of the CD have a lenticular image on the cover which shifts between the two photographs. Neil Tennant admitted in a radio interview with Absolute Radio that a second B-side album may be released in 2010. This materialised on 11 November 2011 when the duo announced through Varsity that they would release another B-sides album in February 2012 titled Format.
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Sample Sentences & Example Usage
There is no alternative to a brick house.
Daniel Webster is a very viable alternative.
The alternative would be to file for bankruptcy.
I ’m offering Jason Chaffetz as an alternative.
The only alternative to coexistence is codestruction.
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Translations for Alternative
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- алтернативен, алтернативаBulgarian
- alternatiuCatalan, Valencian
- alternativní, alternativaCzech
- alternativ, AlternativeGerman
- εναλλαγή, εναλλακτικός, εκλογή, προαιρετικός, επιλογή, διέξοδοςGreek
- alternativa, alternativoSpanish
- vaihtoehto, vaihtoehtoinenFinnish
- alternative, alternatifFrench
- այլընտրանք, այլընտրանքայինArmenian
- alternativa, alternativoItalian
- 選択肢, 代替Japanese
- alternatywny, alternatywaPolish
- alternativo, alternativaPortuguese
- альтернативный, альтернативаRussian
- alternativa, alternativanSerbo-Croatian
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