as another choice or option:At the end of the unit, each group of students writes a book review or, alternatively, acts out a short scene from the book.
in a nonstandard, novel, or unconventional manner or style:We found significant differences between the traditionally and alternatively certified teachers with regard to classroom experience.You are not automatically more creative just because you're in an alternatively decorated meeting room.
- qua·si-al·ter·na·tive·ly, adverb
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How to use alternatively in a sentence
The design, reported in a paper in Nature, is capable of 50 times the performance of state-of-the-art alternative cooling systems, according to the authors.This Microchip Has Its Own Built-In Cooling System | Edd Gent | September 14, 2020 | Singularity Hub
The U-T reports that officials are expected this week to talk about alternative policing models, including unarmed personnel who can respond to non-emergency situations.
Apps that offer person-to-person experiences, like tutoring or telehealth, can also use alternative methods of payment beyond in-app purchases.Apple revises App Store rules to permit game streaming apps, clarify in-app purchases and more | Sarah Perez | September 11, 2020 | TechCrunch
Companies outside China may now feel pressure to reshore manufacturing to home countries or find more suitable low-cost alternatives in Asia, Eastern Europe, and the Americas.COVID proves that companies need to reduce their dependence on China | matthewheimer | September 11, 2020 | Fortune
The alternative is that they would sit in a hospital beyond medical necessity.Hundreds of Children Are Stuck in Psychiatric Hospitals Each Year Despite the State’s Promises to Find Them Homes | by Duaa Eldeib | September 11, 2020 | ProPublica
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 | THE 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 | THE 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 | THE DAILY BEAST
alternatively, Paul could just coast to an easy senate reelection and enjoy life on the 2016 sidelines.
alternatively mesta—curds; the usual form of dairy produce hereabouts—identical with Jaels Butter in a lordly dish.The Cradle of Mankind | W.A. Wigram
Ellan or Hellan was alternatively entitled Hellas, and in Greek the word allos meant “the one”.Archaic England | Harold Bayley
There is not a Day but some Assembly is held here at one House or another alternatively.The Memoirs of Charles-Lewis, Baron de Pollnitz, Volume II | Karl Ludwig von Pllnitz
The name of the fat lad, known alternatively as Nick/Buster, and Bumpus, has been retained as in the original.Motor Boat Boys' River Chase | Louis Arundel
It was alternatively destroyed and rebuilt several times till its last reconstruction in 1853.Historic Paris | Jetta S. Wolff