HyperDic: alternative

English > 4 senses of the word alternative:
NOUNcognitionalternative, option, choiceone of a number of things from which only one can be chosen
ADJECTIVEallalternative, alternate, substituteserving or used in place of another
allalternativenecessitating a choice between mutually exclusive possibilities
allalternativepertaining to unconventional choices
alternative > pronunciation
Soundsaolter'nahtihv
Rhymesabortive ... vituperative: 304 rhymes with ihv...
English > alternative: 4 senses > adjective 1
MeaningServing or used in place of another.
Example"an alternative plan"
Synonymsalternate, substitute
BroadersecondaryOf second rank or importance or value
Spanishalternativo, alterno
Catalanaltern, alternatiu
English > alternative: 4 senses > adjective 2
Meaningnecessitating a choice between mutually exclusive possibilities.
Example"alternative possibilities were neutrality or war"
BroaderdisjunctiveServing or tending to divide or separate
Spanishalternativo
Nounsalternativeone of a number of things from which only one can be chosen
Adverbsalternativelyin place of, or as an alternative to
English > alternative: 4 senses > adjective 3
Meaningpertaining to unconventional choices.
Example"an alternative life style"
Broaderunconventionalnot conventional or conformist
Spanishalternativo
Catalanalternatiu
English > alternative: 4 senses > noun 1, cognition
MeaningOne of a number of things from which only one can be chosen.
Example "there no other alternative"
Synonymsoption, choice
NarrowerHobson's choiceThe choice of taking what is offered or nothing at all
default option, defaultAn option that is selected automatically unless an alternative is specified
impossibility, impossible actionAn alternative that is not available
obverseThe more conspicuous of two alternatives or cases or sides
possibility, possible action, openingA possible alternative
preference, druthersThe right or chance to choose
soft optionAn easier alternative
Broaderdecision making, decidingThe cognitive process of reaching a decision
Spanishalternativa, decisión, elección, opción
Catalanalternativa, elecció, opció
Adjectivesalternativenecessitating a choice between mutually exclusive possibilities

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