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English definition of “alternatively”

alternatively

adverb [not gradable]    /ɔlˈtɜr·nə·t̬ɪv·li/
in a way that offers a choice between two or more things: We could go to the Mexican restaurant, or alternatively (= instead of that), we could try that new Italian place.
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