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Dictionary definition for: Alternative

1. (n) one of a number of things from which only one can be chosen; "what option did I have?" "there no other alternative" "my only choice is to refuse"

2. (s) allowing a choice; "an alternative plan"

3. (s) necessitating a choice between mutually exclusive possibilities; "either" and "or" in "either this or that"

4. (s) pertaining to unconventional choices; "an alternative life style"

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