alternative alternative  /ɔl ˈtɜr nə tɪv/


  1. (n) one of a number of things from which only one can be chosen
  2. (adj) serving or used in place of another
  3. (adj) necessitating a choice between mutually exclusive possibilities
  4. (adj) pertaining to unconventional choices



  1. Frequent-flier miles aren't the only alternative currency.
  2. Obama has said he would like to spend $150 billion over the next 10 years developing alternative energy.
  3. A young, vibrant alternative scene has turned music on its ear.


  1. Downing students discuss alternative energy

    As the country continues to explore alternative sources of energy, a group of sixth-graders at Downing Middle School has joined in the search.
    on June 16, 2013     Source: Flower Mound Leader

  2. Alternative Fueled Vehicle Roadshow stops in Augusta

    Georgia's Alternative Fueled Vehicle Roadshow stopped in Augusta on Friday to share the newest technology available for vehicles powered by propane, natural gas and electricity.
    on June 15, 2013     Source: The Augusta Chronicle

  3. Alternative Funds Are Not Your Typical Mutual Funds

    Alternative or "alt" mutual funds are publicly offered, SEC-registered funds that use investment strategies that differ from the buy-and-hold strategy typical in the mutual fund industry. Compared ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) via Yahoo! Finance


  1. didn't agree to a deal by the deadline, Microsoft would "take our case directly to your shareholders, including the initiation of a proxy contest to elect an alternative slate of directors for the Yahoo! board," Ballmer wrote.
    on Apr 28, 2008 By: Steve Ballmer Source: Forbes

  2. "Last year, America continued its mission to fight and win the war on terror and promote liberty as an alternative to tyranny and despair," Bush said in the statement wishing Americans a happy new year. "In the New Year, we will remain on the...
    on Dec 31, 2006 By: President Bush Source: FOXNews

  3. "I am convinced that this bold approach will cost American families far less than the alternative _ a continuing series of financial institution failures and frozen credit markets unable to fund economic expansion," Paulson said in a prepared...
    on Sep 19, 2008 By: Henry Paulson Source: Washington Post

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