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Alternatively is a member of the word family alternative, included in the Academic Word List by Dr. Averil Coxhead, which contains the 570 most frequent word families used in academic texts from a variety of subject areas, of interest for students that learn the words most needed to study at tertiary institutions.

Definition of the adverb alternatively

What does alternatively mean as an attribute of something other than a noun?


  1. in place of, or as an alternative to
    • example: alternatively we could buy a used car
    • synonyms of alternatively: instead / or else

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Google previewA Dictionary of British Place-Names (2011)

by David Mills

Alternatively the first element may be OE bill 'sword' used of a pointed hill.

Google previewDreamMoods. Com: What's in Your Dream? - an A to Z Dream Dictionary (2010)

by Michael Vigo

Alternatively, sweating signifies a kind of cleansing or ridding of bad karma. You may be going through an emotional cool-off period. Sweatshop To dream that you are in a sweatshop, signifies your waking unhappiness and discontentment at ...

Google previewLexicon and Grammar (2001)

The English Syntacticon by Joseph E. Emonds

alternatively realize canonical cognitive syntactic features of P such as iLOCATION, iPATH and iSOURCE. Some simpler case morphologies are analyzed in Emonds ...

Google previewDictionary of Applied Math for Engineers and Scientists (2002)

by Emma Previato

Alternatively, the term can be used with the amount ofphotons (molor its equivalent Einstein), the SI unit then being mols−1. photon fluence, H0pH0pH0p The integral of the amount of all photons (quanta) which traverse a small, transparent, ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Cancer (2008)

by Manfred Schwab

Alternatively, signaling moieties of downstream kinases like lck can be used as activation domains in chimeric TCRs. Expressed in cytotoxic T lymphocytes (> CTLs), crosslinking of the chimeric receptor by antigen engagement initiates T cell ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Epidemiology (2014)

by Miquel Porta

Alternatively, confounding that dilutes, underestimates, obscures, or attenuates ( rather than overestimates) the estimated effect of an exposure on an outcome. These alternative definitions coincide for adverse causal factors but are opposites ...

Google previewThe Focal Encyclopedia of Photography (2013)

by Michael R. Peres

Alternatively, a small water-resistant 5–8 megapixel digital camera with a spare battery and large amount of memory makes an ideal field camera. A tripod is useful, but often impractical to carry on fieldwork. A walking pole with a camera ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Polymer Science and Technology, Concise (2013)

by Herman F. Mark

EQUIPMENT Essentially, all LB film work begins with the Langmuir— Blodgett trough (alternatively called Langmuir trough or Langmuir film balance). The trough that contains the subphase is normally about 1 cm deep. The surface area can ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Elder Care (2007)

The Comprehensive Resource on Geriatric and Social Care, Second Edition by Eugenia L. Siegler, MD, FACP, Elizabeth Capezuti, PhD, RN, FAAN, Mathy Mezey, EdD, RN, FAAN

Alternatively, the denture may connect to the individual implants with plastic attachments. The surgical placement of a dental implant is usually done under local anesthesia and is generally not very painful. Patients can expect some discomfort ...

Google previewThe Evolving Lexicon (2007)

JU This within-speaker convergence could alternatively be driven by an explicit cognitive bias against exact synonyms.

Google previewBailliere's Midwives' Dictionary (2012)

by Denise Tiran

PRESSURE SUPRABUBICALLY ENTERVAGINA – INTERNAL ROTATION REMOVE POSTERIORARM ROLL MOTHER OVER AND TRY AGAIN Alternatively, mother can adopt all-fours position (Gaskin manoeuvre), if posterior shoulder is ...

Google previewThe Canadian Dictionary of ASL (2002)

by Carole Sue Bailey, Kathy Dolby, Hilda Marian Campbell, Canadian Cultural Society of the Deaf

(Alternatively. OWL may be fingerspelled.) SIGN #2 [PRAIRIE]: Edge of crooked forefinger of vertical right 'X' hand, palm facing left, is placed on the nose and is twisted downward slightly. Movement may be repeated. (Alternatively, OWL may ...

Google previewDictionary of American Family Names (2003)

3-Volume Set by Patrick Hanks

Alternatively, it may be a habitational name from any of various places named Tâche or La Tâche, for example in Charente-Maritime and Vienne. 2. Romanian: unexplained. GIVEN NAMES French 7% ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of the Alkaline Earth Compounds (2012)

by Richard C. Ropp

Alternatively, sodium hypophosphate can be used to produce a basic solution instead of acidic. The basic product is a hexahydrate, Ca2P2O4$6H2O. The acidic product is a dihydrate, CaH2P2O4$2H2O. The former salt is insoluble in water ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Neuropsychological Disorders (2011)

by Arthur MacNeill Horton, Jr., EdD, ABPP, ABPN, Chad A. Noggle, PhD, ABN, Raymond S. Dean, PhD, ABPP, ABN, ABPdN

Alternatively, the hypoxic group was impaired at reversal, ...

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Flowers (or stars, alternatively)

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Quotes about Alternatively

Italy is definitely where I feel most at home, or alternatively, living in total wilderness, in the bush in Australia. (Noah Taylor)
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Scrabble value of A1L1T1E1R1N1A1T1I1V4E1L1Y4

The value of this 13-letter word is 19 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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