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alternatively

[ awl-tur-nuh-tiv-lee, al- ]
/ ɔlˈtɜr nə tɪv li, æl- /
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adverb
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.
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Origin of alternatively

OTHER WORDS FROM alternatively

qua·si-al·ter·na·tive·ly, adverb
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