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alternative conjunction


noun Grammar.

a conjunction, as or, that expresses an alternative relationship between the words, phrases, or clauses it connects.

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Nearby words

alternating-gradient focusing, alternation, alternation of generations, alternation of heart, alternative, alternative conjunction, alternative curriculum, alternative energy, alternative fuel, alternative history, alternative hypothesis

Origin of alternative conjunction

First recorded in 1930–35
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