AskDefine | Define alternative

Dictionary Definition

alternative adj
1 allowing a choice; "an alternative plan" [syn: alternate]
2 necessitating a choice between mutually exclusive possibilities; "`either' and `or' in `either this or that'" [syn: mutually exclusive]
3 pertaining to unconventional choices; "an alternative life style" 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" [syn: option, choice]

User Contributed Dictionary

English

Pronunciation

  • /ɒltɜːnətiv/
  • /Al"t@`n@tIv/

Noun

  1. A situation which allows a choice between two or more possibilities.
  2. A choice between two or more possibilities.
  3. One of several things which can be chosen.

Translations

a situation which allows a choice between two or more possibilities
  • Croatian: alternativa
  • Finnish: vaihtoehto
  • French: alternative
  • Japanese: 選択肢 (sentakushi)
a choice between two or more possibilities
  • Croatian: alternativa
  • French: alternative
  • Italian: alternativa
  • Japanese: 選択肢 (sentakushi)
  • Portuguese: alternativa
one of several things which can be chosen
  • Croatian: alternativa
  • Finnish: vaihtoehto
  • French: alternative
  • Italian: alternativa
  • Japanese: 選択肢 (sentakushi)
  • Portuguese: alternativa

Adjective

alternative
  1. Having more than one choice.
  2. Other.

Translations

having more than one choice
other

See also

Italian

Noun

alternative
  1. Plural of alternativa

Adjective

alternative
  1. Feminine plural of alternativo

Extensive Definition

An alternative is an object or action which can be chosen. Alternative may refer to:

other music

mathematics and science

education

culture and society

alternative in Spanish: Alternativa
alternative in French: Alternative
alternative in Indonesian: Alternatif
alternative in Italian: Troops of Tomorrow#Alternative
alternative in Dutch: Alternatief
alternative in Japanese: オルタナティブ
alternative in Portuguese: Alternativa
alternative in Russian: Альтернатива
alternative in Simple English: Alternative
alternative in Slovak: Alternatíva

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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