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Definition of Option

Option

  1. The power of choosing; the right of choice or election; an alternative.
  2. The exercise of the power of choice; choice.
  3. A wishing; a wish.
  4. A right formerly belonging to an archbishop to select any one dignity or benefice in the gift of a suffragan bishop consecrated or confirmed by him, for bestowal by himself when next vacant; -- annulled by Parliament in 1845.
  5. A stipulated privilege, given to a party in a time contract, of demanding its fulfillment on any day within a specified limit.

Option Quotations

Failure is not an option. Everyone has to succeed.
Arnold Schwarzenegger

Modern technology has become a total phenomenon for civilization, the defining force of a new social order in which efficiency is no longer an option but a necessity imposed on all human activity.
Jacques Ellul

We can consciously end our life almost anytime we choose. This ability is an endowment, like laughing and blushing, given to no other animal... in any given moment, by not exercising the option of suicide, we are choosing to live.
Peter McWilliams

Having the positive belief that it will all be O.K. just means that you hustle and make it work because failure is not even an option in your own mind.
Natalie Massenet

I'm kind of comfortable with getting older because it's better than the other option, which is being dead. So I'll take getting older.
George Clooney
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Option Translations

option in Afrikaans is keuse
option in Dutch is alternatief, keuze, keus
option in Italian is alternative, opzione
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