Alternatively
Alternatively \Al*ter"na*tive*ly\, adv. In the manner of alternatives, or that admits the choice of one out of two things. [1913 Webster]

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  • alternatively — [[t]ɔːltɜ͟ː(r)nətɪvli[/t]] ADV: ADV with cl You use alternatively to introduce a suggestion or to mention something different to what has just been stated. Allow about eight hours for the drive from Calais. Alternatively, you can fly to Brive.… …   English dictionary

  • alternatively — adverb in an alternative way Observers should keep in mind that these efforts at living alternatively are not easily undertaken; indeed, if they were, more people would be doing what they do …   Wiktionary

  • alternatively — See alternate, alternately, alternative, alternatively …   Dictionary of problem words and expressions

  • alternatively — al|ter|na|tive|ly [ ɔl tɜrnətıvli ] adverb used for making another suggestion: We could drive all the way. Alternatively, we could fly …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • alternatively — adverb alternatively, you can build your own barbecue Syn: on the other hand, as an alternative, or; otherwise, instead, if not, then again, alternately …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • alternatively */*/ — UK [ɔːlˈtɜː(r)nətɪvlɪ] / US [ɔlˈtɜrnətɪvlɪ] adverb used for making another suggestion We could drive all the way. Alternatively, we could fly …   English dictionary

  • alternatively — [ɔːlˈtɜːnətɪvli] adv used for making another suggestion We could drive all the way. Alternatively, we could fly.[/ex] …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • alternatively — alternative ► ADJECTIVE 1) (of one or more things) available as another possibility. 2) (of two things) mutually exclusive. 3) departing from or challenging traditional practices. ► NOUN ▪ one of two or more available possibilities. DERIVATIVES… …   English terms dictionary

  • alternatively — adverb in place of, or as an alternative to (Freq. 1) Felix became a herpetologist instead alternatively we could buy a used car • Syn: ↑instead, ↑or else • Derived from adjective: ↑alternative …   Useful english dictionary

  • alternatively — adverb see alternative I …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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