Associations to the word «Alternative»

Pictures for the word «Alternative»


ALTERNATIVE, adjective. Relating to a choice between two or more possibilities
ALTERNATIVE, adjective. Not traditional, outside the mainstream, underground (e.g., alternative medicine, alternative lifestyle, alternative rock).
ALTERNATIVE, adjective. (Can we clean up([1]) this sense?) Other.
ALTERNATIVE, adjective. Alternate; reciprocal
ALTERNATIVE, noun. A situation which allows a mutually exclusive choice between two or more possibilities; a choice between two or more possibilities. [from 17th c.]
ALTERNATIVE, noun. One of several mutually exclusive things which can be chosen. [from 17th c.]
ALTERNATIVE, noun. The remaining option; something available after other possibilities have been exhausted. [from 18th c.]
ALTERNATIVE ALGEBRA, noun. (algebra) An algebra such that every subalgebra generated by two elements is associative.
ALTERNATIVE COUNTRY, noun. A kind of indie country music meshing traditional forms of country music with diverse musical styles like folk, pop, punk and heavy metal.
ALTERNATIVE DISPUTE RESOLUTION, noun. (legal) The resolution of a dispute through negotiation, mediation, arbitration, or similar means, as opposed to litigation.
ALTERNATIVE ENERGY, noun. Energy derived from any source other than fossil fuels
ALTERNATIVE ENERGY, noun. Energy derived from any renewable source; i.e other than fossil fuels or nuclear fission
ALTERNATIVE FUEL, noun. Any fuel that is not diesel or petrol (petroleum-based).
ALTERNATIVE HIP HOP, noun. (music) Any style of hip-hop that is not mainstream popular music or gangsta rap.
ALTERNATIVE HIP-HOP, noun. Alternative spelling of alternative hip hop
ALTERNATIVE HISTORY, noun. Alternative form of alternate history
ALTERNATIVE HYPOTHESES, noun. Plural of alternative hypothesis
ALTERNATIVE HYPOTHESIS, noun. (statistics) A rival hypothesis to the null hypothesis, whose likelihoods are compared by a statistical hypothesis test.
ALTERNATIVE LIFESTYLE, noun. Any lifestyle generally perceived to be outside the norm of its culture.
ALTERNATIVE LIFESTYLE, noun. (euphemistic) Homosexuality, or other LGBT identity or behavior.
ALTERNATIVE LIFESTYLES, noun. Plural of alternative lifestyle
ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE, noun. Any of various medical methods and practices used in place of, or as well as, conventional medicine
ALTERNATIVE METAL, noun. (music) A style of modern heavy metal influenced by alternative rock.
ALTERNATIVE PRESS, noun. (publishing) (uncountable) Collectively, newspapers or other printed publications which provide an editorial perspective and information differing from—and often dissenting from—the outlook and information provided by more established, conventional, or official publications.
ALTERNATIVE PRESS, noun. (publishing) (countable) A particular publisher or publication of this type.
ALTERNATIVE RNA SPLICING, noun. (genetics) A process by which the exons of the RNA produced by transcription of a gene (a primary gene transcript or pre-mRNA) are reconnected in multiple ways during RNA splicing, so as to allow production of multiple forms of protein from one gene.
ALTERNATIVE ROCK, noun. (music genre) A genre of rock music, normally published on independent labels, comprising many subgenres, most distinguished by the prevalence of thick and distorted guitar music.
ALTERNATIVE UNIVERSE, noun. Alternative form of alternate universe
ALTERNATIVE UNIVERSES, noun. Plural of alternative universe
ALTERNATIVE VOTE, noun. A voting system in which each voter lists the candidates in order of preference. At each stage the candidate with the least votes is excluded and their votes transferred according to the voters preferences.

Dictionary definition

ALTERNATIVE, noun. One of a number of things from which only one can be chosen; "what option did I have?"; "there no other alternative"; "my only choice is to refuse".
ALTERNATIVE, adjective. Serving or used in place of another; "an alternative plan".
ALTERNATIVE, adjective. Necessitating a choice between mutually exclusive possibilities; "alternative possibilities were neutrality or war".
ALTERNATIVE, adjective. Pertaining to unconventional choices; "an alternative life style".

Wise words

Don't you know this, that words are doctors to a diseased temperment?