Definition of Alternatively

1. Adverb. In place of, or as an alternative to. "Alternatively we could buy a used car"

Exact synonyms: Instead, Or Else
Partainyms: Alternative

Definition of Alternatively

1. adv. In the manner of alternatives, or that admits the choice of one out of two things.

Definition of Alternatively

1. Adverb. in an alternative way ¹

2. Adverb. (context: conjunctive) (non-gloss definition Used to link a pair of possibilities) ¹

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Definition of Alternatively

1. [adv]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Alternatively

alternative lifestyle
alternative lifestyles
alternative mRNA splicing
alternative medicine
alternative oxidase
alternative oxidase pathway
alternative pathway
alternative pleading
alternative rock
alternative splicing
alternative therapy
alternative tremor
alternative universe
alternative universes
alternative vote
alternatively (current term)

Literary usage of Alternatively

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1. The Scots Digest of the Cases Decided in the Supreme Courts of Scotland and by John Condie Steewart Sandeman (1905)
"... Employers' Liability Act.—Held that an action concluding for damages at common law, and alternatively for damages under the Employers' Liability Act, ..."

2. Lawyers' Reports Annotated by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company (1915)
"... or that division be postponed, until the attainment of the specified age; or that the gift is alternatively expressed to be to certain persons, ..."

3. Elements of Logic as a Science of Propositions by Emily Elizabeth Constance Jones (1890)
"Of any two Conditional Propositions determinately combined, if the P's of the A's are alternatively affirmed of any member (or members) of the class (or ..."

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