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Adjective
Presenting a choice between two or more possibilities
“Managers have promised to find alternative roles within the company for as many of the laid-off staff as possible.”
Adjective
Relating to activities that depart from or challenge traditional norms
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“He finds mainstream music boring and chooses to write songs with alternative rhythms and harmonies instead.”
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Strangely unique, typically in a striking or attractive way
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A form or version of something that differs in some respect from other forms of the same thing or from a standard
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Having a subordinate or auxiliary position
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Of, or relating to, grunge music
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Modern or contemporary
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Of or pertaining to euphemism
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An additional single amount
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Breakaway or rebel
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From, or related to, a subgroup that does not form a numerical majority
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One of two or more available possibilities
“We do not have an alternative as all the other restaurants are fully booked.”
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Someone or something that serves as a substitute
“The backup plan will come into play as an alternative should our primary strategy fail.”
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The freedom or ability to choose
“He was left with no alternative but to start waging the fight of the state against organized crime.”
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A set of intended actions, through which one intends to achieve a goal
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(informal) A departure from the norm
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A person or thing that is equal to or corresponds with another in value, amount, function, meaning, etc
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One of the ways something exists, or the ways a set of objects can be ordered
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Either of two abstract things that are as different from each other as possible
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An ambiguity or inadequacy in the law or a set of rules
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A chance or possibility for progress or profit
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Determiner
In reference to an alternative option
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