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1alternative/ɑlˈtɚnətɪv/adjective
1alternative
/ɑlˈtɚnətɪv/
adjective
Learner's definition of ALTERNATIVE  
always used before a noun : offering or expressing a choice
: not usual or traditional— often used to describe something that is more natural or that causes less pollution than the usual product, method, etc.
: existing or functioning outside of the established society

— alternatively

adverb
2alternative/ɑːlˈtɚnətɪv/noun
pluralalternatives
2alternative
/ɑːlˈtɚnətɪv/
noun
pluralalternatives
Learner's definition of ALTERNATIVE  
[count]
: something that can be chosen instead of something else: a choice or option— often + to
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