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其中类别ENGLISH - ETYMOLOGY
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English - Etymology

From Middle French _alternatif_, from Medieval Latin _alternativus_, from the participle stem of Latin _alternāre_ (“to do by turns”). Compare _alternate_.

From Middle French alternatif, from Medieval Latin alternativus, from the participle stem of Latin alternāre (to do by turns). Compare alternate.

其中类别ENGLISH - PRONUNCIATION
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English - Pronunciation

* (UK) IPA(key): /ɔːlˈtɜːnətɪv/

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ɔːlˈtɜːnətɪv/

其中类别ENGLISH - ADJECTIVE
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English - Adjective

ALTERNATIVE (_not comparable_) * Relating to a choice between two or more possibilities _an ALTERNATIVE proposition_ * Not traditional, outside the mainstream, underground (e.g., _alternative medicine_, _alternative lifestyle_, alternative rock). * (Can we clean up(+) this sense?) Other. * alternate; reciprocal (Can we find and add a quotation of Holland to this entry?) DERIVED TERMS RELATED TERMS * alternate * alternativeness * alternativism TRANSLATIONS

alternative (not comparable)

  1. Relating to a choice between two or more possibilities
    an alternative proposition
  2. Not traditional, outside the mainstream, underground (e.g., alternative medicine, alternative lifestyle, alternative rock).
  3. (Can we clean up(+) this sense?) Other.
  4. alternate; reciprocal
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Holland to this entry?)

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其中类别ENGLISH - NOUN
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English - Noun

ALTERNATIVE (_plural_ ALTERNATIVES) * A situation which allows a mutually exclusive choice between two or more possibilities; a choice between two or more possibilities. [from 17th c.] * 1817, Walter Scott, _Rob Roy_, XI: ‘The cloister or a betrothed husband?’ I echoed—‘Is that the ALTERNATIVE destined for Miss Vernon?’ * One of several mutually exclusive things which can be chosen. [from 17th c.] * The remaining option; something available after other possibilities have been exhausted. [from 18th c.] SYNONYMS * See also Wikisaurus:option TRANSLATIONS SEE ALSO * variant REFERENCES * alternative in _Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary_, G. & C. Merriam, 1913 * alternative in _The Century Dictionary_, The Century Co., New York, 1911

alternative (plural alternatives)

  1. A situation which allows a mutually exclusive choice between two or more possibilities; a choice between two or more possibilities. [from 17th c.]
  2. One of several mutually exclusive things which can be chosen. [from 17th c.]
  3. The remaining option; something available after other possibilities have been exhausted. [from 18th c.]

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其中类别FRENCH - ADJECTIVE
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French - Adjective

ALTERNATIVE * feminine form of _alternatif_

alternative

  1. feminine form of alternatif

其中类别FRENCH - NOUN
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French - Noun

ALTERNATIVE

alternative

其中类别FRENCH - EXTERNAL LINKS
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French - External Links

* “alternative” in _le Trésor de la langue française informatisé_ (_The Digitized Treasury of the French Language_).

其中类别GERMAN - ADJECTIVE
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German - Adjective

ALTERNATIVE * inflected form of _alternativ_

alternative

  1. inflected form of alternativ

其中类别ITALIAN - NOUN
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Italian - Noun

ALTERNATIVE

alternative

其中类别ITALIAN - ADJECTIVE
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Italian - Adjective

ALTERNATIVE * feminine plural of _alternativo_

alternative

  1. feminine plural of alternativo

其中类别ITALIAN - ANAGRAMS
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Italian - Anagrams

* alternatevi

其中类别LATIN - ADJECTIVE
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Latin - Adjective

ALTERNĀTĪVE * vocative masculine singular of _alternātīvus_

alternātīve

  1. vocative masculine singular of alternātīvus

其中类别NORWEGIAN BOKMÅL - ADJECTIVE
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Norwegian Bokmål - Adjective

ALTERNATIVE * definite singular of _alternativ_ * plural form of _alternativ_

alternative

  1. definite singular of alternativ
  2. plural form of alternativ

其中类别NORWEGIAN NYNORSK - ADJECTIVE
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Norwegian Nynorsk - Adjective

ALTERNATIVE * definite singular of _alternativ_ * plural form of _alternativ_

alternative

  1. definite singular of alternativ
  2. plural form of alternativ

其中类别SWEDISH - ADJECTIVE
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Swedish - Adjective

ALTERNATIVE * absolute definite natural masculine form of alternativ.

alternative

  1. absolute definite natural masculine form of alternativ.


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