Alternative (adjective)

  1. Offering or expressing a choice.
  2. Providing a substitute or different possibility.
  3. Existing or functioning as an option.
  4. Being one of two or more possibilities.
  5. Not conventional or traditional.

Origin:

Late middle english, from latin alternatīvus, from alternāre to alternate.

Examples:

  1. The restaurant offered vegetarian and gluten-free alternatives to their menu items.
  2. He is considering alternative career paths.
  3. She chose the alternative route that was less crowded.
  4. Alternative rock is a genre of music that emerged in the 1980s.
  5. The alternative therapy was more effective for her condition than the traditional treatment.
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