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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 al·ter·na·tive /ɔlˈtɝnətɪv, æl-/

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 al·ter·na·tive /ɔlˈtɝnətɪv, æl-/ 形容詞

From: Taiwan MOE computer dictionary

 替代; 選擇方案

From: Network Terminology

 替用 替代

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Al·ter·na·tive a.
 1. Offering a choice of two things.
 2. Disjunctive; as, an alternative conjunction.
 3. Alternate; reciprocal. [Obs.]

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Al·ter·na·tive, n.
 1. An offer of two things, one of which may be chosen, but not both; a choice between two things, so that if one is taken, the other must be left.
    There is something else than the mere alternative of absolute destruction or unreformed existence.   --Burke.
 2. Either of two things or propositions offered to one's choice. Thus when two things offer a choice of one only, the two things are called alternatives.
    Having to choose between two alternatives, safety and war, you obstinately prefer the worse.   --Jowett (Thucyd.).
 3. The course of action or the thing offered in place of another.
    If this demand is refused the alternative is war.   --Lewis.
    With no alternative but death.   --Longfellow.
 4. A choice between more than two things; one of several things offered to choose among.
    My decided preference is for the fourth and last of these alternatives.   --Gladstone.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj 1: allowing a choice; "an alternative plan" [syn: alternate]
      2: necessitating a choice between mutually exclusive
         possibilities; "`either' and `or' in `either this or
         that'" [syn: mutually exclusive]
      3: pertaining to unconventional choices; "an alternative life
      n : 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" [syn: option, choice]