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

by Michael Vigo

Alternatively, it represents aspects of yourself that you need to discard and get rid of. Mosaic To see a mosaic in your dream, represents the various aspects and components that make up life as a whole. You need to consider things from a ...

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 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)

by Andrew Thomas Martin

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

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 previewWho Do You Think You Are? Encyclopedia of Genealogy: The definitive reference guide to tracing your family history (Text Only) (2013)

by Nick Barratt

Alternatively, if there is a family story that a certain ancestor was descended from a specific duke or lord, then it is worth tracking down the ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Essential Oils: The complete guide to the use of aromatic oils in aromatherapy, herbalism, health and well-being. (Text Only) (2012)

by Julia Lawless

Almost any oil can be used, but the more traditional ones include rose, orange blossom, lavender and petitgrain; alternatively, blended flower waters can be made to suit specific complexions. One of the easiest and most pleasurable ways of ...

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, ...

Google previewThe Encyclopaedia Britannica, Or Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General Literature (1857)

Jon - Mag

the disjunctive is conveniently abridged into a form which would make it useable as a categorical having one term alternatively complex. " B is either X, or Y, or Z : Either B, or C, or D, is X." The place of the categorical copula is taken by the ...

Google previewRoutledge Encyclopedia of Language Teaching and Learning (2013)

by Michael Byram, Adelheid Hu

Alternatively, teachers' assistants, parents helping in the classroom, auxiliaries and paraprofessionals may function in the classroom as an alternative but separate language source ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Insects (2003)

by Vincent H. Resh, Ring T. Cardé

For example, some definitions do not specify whether caste differences must be developmentally fixed and permanent or, alternatively, whether individuals can exhibit caste flexibility. As a result, “caste” has been applied to a wide array of ...

Google previewDictionary of e-Business (2003)

A Definitive Guide to Technology and Business Terms by Francis Botto

Alternatively, the UI logic, or presentation may be distributed to the client. The server consists of a TP monitor that performs transaction management and resource management. Transaction management ensures the so-called ACID properties ...

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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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