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Definition of 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

Some people don't like change, but you need to embrace change if the alternative is disaster.
Elon Musk

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

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

We will see a breakdown of the family and family values if we decide to approve same-sex marriage, and if we decide to establish homosexuality as an acceptable alternative lifestyle with all the benefits that go with equating it with the heterosexual lifestyle.
Jerry Falwell

I think women should start to embrace their age. What's the alternative to getting older? You die. I can't change the day I was born. But I can take care of my skin, my body, my mind, and try to live my life and be happy.
Olivia Munn
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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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