Meaning of alternative

Definition of alternative

(adj) serving or used in place of another; "an alternative plan"
necessitating a choice between mutually exclusive possibilities; "alternative possibilities were neutrality or war"
pertaining to unconventional choices; "an alternative life style"
(noun) one of a number of things from which only one can be chosen; "what option did I have?"; "there is no other alternative"; "my only choice is to refuse"

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