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English definition of “alternative”

alternative

adjective [not gradable]    /ɔlˈtɜr·nə·t̬ɪv/
offering a choice between two or more things: People stay because they don’t have alternative opportunities. Alternative medicine is a wide range of treatments for medical conditions that people use instead of, or with, Western medicine.
(Definition of alternative adjective from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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