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EtymologyEdit

From Middle French alternatif, from Medieval Latin alternativus, from the participle stem of Latin alternāre (to do by turns). Compare alternate.

PronunciationEdit

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˌɒlˈtɜːnətɪv/
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈɒlˌtɝnətɪv/ (citation needed)
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AdjectiveEdit

alternative (not comparable)

  1. Relating to a choice between two or more possibilities
    an alternative proposition
  2. Not traditional, outside the mainstream, underground (e.g., alternative medicine, alternative lifestyle, alternative rock).
  3. Other; different from something else.
  4. alternate; reciprocal
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Holland to this entry?)

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NounEdit

alternative (plural alternatives)

  1. A situation which allows a mutually exclusive choice between two or more possibilities; a choice between two or more possibilities. [from 17th c.]
    • 1817, Walter Scott, Rob Roy, XI:
      ‘The cloister or a betrothed husband?’ I echoed—‘Is that the alternative destined for Miss Vernon?’
  2. One of several mutually exclusive things which can be chosen. [from 17th c.]
  3. The remaining option; something available after other possibilities have been exhausted. [from 18th c.]

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AdverbEdit

alternative

  1. alternatively

FrenchEdit

 
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PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

alternative

  1. feminine singular of alternatif

NounEdit

alternative f (plural alternatives)

  1. alternative

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GermanEdit

AdjectiveEdit

alternative

  1. inflected form of alternativ

ItalianEdit

NounEdit

alternative f

  1. plural of alternativa

AdjectiveEdit

alternative

  1. feminine plural of alternativo

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LatinEdit

AdjectiveEdit

alternātīve

  1. vocative masculine singular of alternātīvus

Norwegian BokmålEdit

AdjectiveEdit

alternative

  1. definite singular of alternativ
  2. plural of alternativ

Norwegian NynorskEdit

AdjectiveEdit

alternative

  1. definite singular of alternativ
  2. plural of alternativ

SwedishEdit

AdjectiveEdit

alternative

  1. absolute definite natural masculine form of alternativ.