The power or right of choosing
A choice between things
A thing to be chosen
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He had to make alternative arrangements.
I guess the alternative was worse.
He had no alternative but to leave.
The back door was too far away for her rubbery legs, and the only alternative was the sink.
An alternative method of going public is to merge with a company that is already public.
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