alternativeness
noun see alternative I

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Alternativeness — Al*ter na*tive*ness, n. The quality of being alternative, or of offering a choice between two. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • alternativeness — noun The state of being alternative or representing alternatives. See Also: alternative lifestyle, alternativism, alternativity …   Wiktionary

  • alternativeness — n. possibility; substitutive …   English contemporary dictionary

  • alternativeness — …   Useful english dictionary

  • alternative — I. adjective Date: 1540 1. alternate 1 2. offering or expressing a choice < several alternative plans > 3. different from the usual or conventional: as a. existing or functioning outside the established cultural, social, or economic system < an… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • alternative — alternatively, adv. alternativeness, alternativity, n. /awl terr neuh tiv, al /, n. 1. a choice limited to one of two or more possibilities, as of things, propositions, or courses of action, the selection of which precludes any other possibility …   Universalium

  • alternative — 1. noun /ɒltɜːnətiv/ a) A situation which allows a mutually exclusive choice between two or more possibilities. b) A choice between two or more mutually exclusive possibilities. 2. adjective /ɒltɜːnətiv/ a) Relating to a choice bet …   Wiktionary

  • alternativism — noun The rejection of a social normality through the pursuit of alternatives. See Also: alternative, alternative lifestyle, alternativeness …   Wiktionary

  • alternativity — noun a) A characteristic of something having alternative connotations, akin to the representation of choice between two or more possibilities. b) A term of magma used to describe identifiable properties in an algebraic structure. See Also:… …   Wiktionary

  • Regularity of recurrence — (Roget s Thesaurus) Periodicity < N PARAG:Regularity of recurrence >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 periodicity periodicity intermittence Sgm: N 1 beat beat Sgm: N 1 oscillation oscillation &c. 314 Sgm: N 1 pulse pulse pulsation Sgm …   English dictionary for students

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