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noun [countable] alternative pronunciation in British English /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.

nanodegree

a course of study which is much shorter than a university course and focuses on the skills you need for a job, especially computer-related skills

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