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alternative
'alternative' - used as an adjective
1. allowing a choice
an alternative plan
2. necessitating a choice between mutually exclusive possibilities
3. pertaining to unconventional choices
an alternative life style

'alternative' - used as a noun
4. one of a number of things from which only one can be chosen
there no other alternative
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