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alternative

  

      n  
1    a possibility of choice, esp. between two things, courses of action, etc.  
2    either of such choices  
we took the alternative of walking     
      adj  
3    presenting a choice, esp. between two possibilities only  
4    (of two things) mutually exclusive  
5    denoting a lifestyle, culture, art form, etc., regarded by its adherents as preferable to that of contemporary society because it is less conventional, materialistic, or institutionalized, and, often, more in harmony with nature  
6      (Logic)      another word for       disjunctive       3  
  alternatively      adv  
  alternativeness      n  


alternative curriculum  
      n     (Brit. education)   any course of study offered as an alternative to the National Curriculum  
alternative energy  
      n   a form of energy derived from a natural source, such as the sun, wind, tides, or waves,   (Also called)    renewable energy  
alternative hypothesis  
      n     (Statistics)   the hypothesis that given data do not conform with a given null hypothesis: accepted only if its probability exceeds a predetermined significance level  
   See       hypothesis testing  
  
Compare  
    null hypothesis  
Alternative Investment Market  
      n   a market on the London Stock Exchange enabling small companies to raise capital and have their shares traded in a market without the expenses of a main-market listing,   (Abbrev.)    AIM  
alternative medicine  
      n   the treatment, alleviation, or prevention of disease by techniques such as osteopathy and acupuncture, allied with attention to factors such as diet and emotional stability, which affect a person's general wellbeing,   (Also called)    complementary medicine      See also       holism       2  
Alternative Vote  
      n   modifier   of or relating to a system of voting in which voters list the candidates in order of preference. If no candidate obtains more than 50% of first-preference votes, the votes for the bottom candidate are redistributed according to the voters' next preference  
   See       proportional representation  
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n.
bitch (alternative term)
exp.
acronyme de "there is no alternative"
phrase chère jadis à Mme THATCHER reprise au G20 de novembre 2011 contre le Premier ministre grec et son référendum
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