- alternating voltage,
- alternating-gradient focusing,
- alternation of generations,
- alternation of heart,
- alternative conjunction,
- alternative curriculum,
- alternative energy,
- alternative fuel,
- alternative history
Origin of alternative
Examples from the Web for alternatively
Sudden peace, buoyancy, contentment, or alternatively sorrow or physical pain.Knocking on Heaven's Door: True Stories of Unexplained, Uncanny Experiences at the Hour of Death|Patricia Pearson|August 11, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Alternatively, there is an informal proposal to set up a special inquiry into atrocities in Syria.U.S.: Assad’s ‘Machinery of Death’ Worst Since the Nazis|Josh Rogin|July 7, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Or, alternatively, we could run away scot-free down Fifth Avenue and pause now and then to inseminate someone.
Or, alternatively, why should we think that the way the state has currently determined that question is the correct one?How Cliven Bundy and the Land Rights Movement Screws Native Americans|Caitlin Dickson|May 14, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Alternatively, Paul could just coast to an easy senate reelection and enjoy life on the 2016 sidelines.
Alternatively the gods lift the earth out of the primeval waters.An Introduction to Mythology|Lewis Spence
Damaraland is alternatively known as Hereroland, both names being derived from the tribes inhabiting the region.
This sequence is spelled diy or, alternatively, dy in Cebuano publications.A Dictionary of Cebuano Visayan|John U. Wolff
Alternatively, and by arrangement with France, the line could start from Libreville.The Rise of Rail-Power in War and Conquest, 1833-1914|Edwin A. Pratt
(Alternatively, replace "en" by "al" and retain the nominative case).
1580s, "offering one or the other of two," from Medieval Latin alternativus, from Latin alternatus, past participle of alternare (see alternate (v.)). Meaning "purporting to be a superior choice to what is in general use" was current by 1970 (earliest reference is to the media); e.g. alternative energy (1975). Related: Alternatively.
1620s, in rhetoric, from Medieval Latin alternativus (see alternative (adj.)). Of courses of action, from 1814. Of objects, etc., "the other of two which may be chosen," by 1838.