Definitions for alternatively
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alternatively, instead, or elseadverb
in place of, or as an alternative to
"Felix became a herpetologist instead"; "alternatively we could buy a used car"
in an alternative way
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
In alternate manner; by turns; reciprocally.
Etymology: from alternative.
An appeal alternatively made may be tolerated by the civil law as valid. John Ayliffe, Parergon.
Alternatively refers to the concept of considering another option, possibility, or choice, usually in contrast to one already proposed. It implies a substitute or a different way of doing something.
in the manner of alternatives, or that admits the choice of one out of two things
Alternately vs. Alternatively -- In this Grammar.com article you will learn the differences between the words Alternately and Alternatively.
British National Corpus
Rank popularity for the word 'alternatively' in Adverbs Frequency: #318
The numerical value of alternatively in Chaldean Numerology is: 5
The numerical value of alternatively in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2
Alternatively, fear can lead us to succumb to despair or paralysis or cynicism, fear can feed our most selfish impulses and erode the bonds of community.
Clinical research shows that taking 200 mcg daily of the mineral selenium can reduce anti-thyroid antibodies, alternatively, you can get the mineral by eating one to twoBrazil nutseach day.
Perhaps during the following 11.7 billion years of cosmic history, XMM-2599 will become the central member of one of the brightest and most massive clusters of galaxies in the local universe, alternatively, it could continue to exist in isolation. Or we could have a scenario that lies between these two outcomes.
Fear can lead us to lash out against those who are different or lead us to try to get some sinister 'other' under control, alternatively, fear can lead us to succumb to despair or paralysis or cynicism.
It could be that the last several years have seen an increased ability, or willingness, to recognize that older adolescents who are still struggling could require more formal help and support, alternatively, it could be that increased pressures on adolescents to perform and achieve are leading to a push for more ADHD assessments.
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- بدلا من ذلكArabic
- alternativamentCatalan, Valencian
- oder aber, hilfsweise, andernfalls, beziehungsweise, alternativ, andererseits, ersatzweiseGerman
- in alternativaItalian
- ya da, alternativ olarakTurkish
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