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Definition of Alternative

Alternative

  1. Offering a choice of two things.
  2. Disjunctive; as, an alternative conjunction.
  3. Alternate; reciprocal.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. The course of action or the thing offered in place of another.
  7. A choice between more than two things; one of several things offered to choose among.

Alternative Quotations

You are educated. Your certification is in your degree. You may think of it as the ticket to the good life. Let me ask you to think of an alternative. Think of it as your ticket to change the world.
Tom Brokaw

With optimism, you look upon the sunny side of things. People say, 'Studs, you're an optimist.' I never said I was an optimist. I have hope because what's the alternative to hope? Despair? If you have despair, you might as well put your head in the oven.
Studs Terkel

But reducing harmful emissions, abating our dependence on foreign oil and developing alternative renewable energy sources have benefits that go beyond environmental health, they improve personal health, enhance national security and encourage our nation's economic viability.
Jim Clyburn

The clear problem of the outlawing of insult is that too many things can be interpreted as such. Criticism, ridicule, sarcasm, merely stating an alternative point of view to the orthodoxy, can be interpreted as insult.
Rowan Atkinson

In the last few years, the very idea of telling the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth is dredged up only as a final resort when the alternative options of deception, threat and bribery have all been exhausted.
Michael Musto
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Alternative Translations

alternative in Afrikaans is keuse
alternative in Dutch is keus, alternatief, keuze
alternative in French is alternative
alternative in Italian is alternative
alternative in Portuguese is alternativa
alternative in Spanish is alternativa, alternativo
alternative in Swedish is alternativ
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