1 alternative /ɑlˈtɚnətɪv/ adjective
1 alternative
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

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