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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

In war as in life, it is often necessary when some cherished scheme has failed, to take up the best alternative open, and if so, it is folly not to work for it with all your might.
Winston Churchill

So that the record of history is absolutely crystal clear. That there is no alternative way, so far discovered, of improving the lot of the ordinary people that can hold a candle to the productive activities that are unleashed by a free enterprise system.
Milton Friedman

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

I get a thrill meeting kids who are into alternative music.
Kurt Cobain

For every failure, there's an alternative course of action. You just have to find it. When you come to a roadblock, take a detour.
Mary Kay Ash
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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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