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noun [countable] British English pronunciation: alternative /ɔːlˈtɜː(r)nətɪv/ 
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  1. something that you can choose instead of something else

    Can you suggest an alternative?

    There was no alternative but to close the road until February.

    alternative to:

    The treatment is offered as an alternative to surgery.

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