16.02. - Cohousing Community Grows Stronger in France
Tired of living alone or only seeing your neighbors for seconds in the
hall? For those who like to share, a new French trend in alternative
living may be the answer.
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something that is different from something else, especially from what is usual, and offering the possibility of choice:
an alternative to coffee
There must be an alternative to people sleeping on the streets.
I'm afraid I have no alternative but to ask you to leave (= that is what I have to do).
1 (US ALSO alternate) An alternative plan or method is one that you can use if you do not want to use another one:
The opposition parties have so far failed to set out an alternative strategy.
An alternative venue for the concert is being sought.
2 describes things that are considered to be unusual and which tend to have a small but enthusiastic group of people who support them:
alternatively Show phonetics
used to suggest another possibility:
We could go to the Indian restaurant, or alternatively, we could try that new Italian place.
adj. - 兩者擇一的, 替代的, 非此即彼的, 供選擇的
n. - 選擇, 二擇一, 選擇的自由, 供選擇的東西
• alternative arrangement 交錯排列, 替代安排, 替代方案
• alternative comedy 非傳統的喜劇
• alternative energy 非傳統能源
• alternative medicine 替代藥品, 非現代西方醫學傳統的醫藥
n. - 二者択一, 選択, 選べるもの, 代わりになるもの, 選択肢
adj. - どちらかの, 代わりの, 二者択一の
• alternative arrangement 代案
• alternative comedy 熱狂的な支持者を持つ小演劇
• alternative energy 新エネルギー
• alternative medicine 代替医療
1. Allowing or necessitating a choice between two or more things.
a. Existing outside traditional or established institutions or systems: an alternative lifestyle. 1970
b. Espousing or reflecting values that are different from those of the establishment or mainstream: an alternative newspaper; alternative greeting cards.
3. Usage Problem. Substitute or different; other.
alternatively al•ter'na•tive•ly adv.