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alternative energy

  

      n   a form of energy derived from a natural source, such as the sun, wind, tides, or waves,   (Also called)    renewable energy  
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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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alternative

  
1   
      n   choice, option, other     (of two)   preference, recourse, selection, substitute  
2   
      adj   alternate, another, different, other, second, substitute  

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n.
renewable energy obtainable on coasts based on the sea or ocean low and high tides
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
exp.
spend time and energy doing something that is pointless
expression arisen in the 15th century when Newcastle (England) was a major exporter of coal
abbr. acron.
Waste to Energy; Waste-to-energy (WtE) or energy-from-waste (EfW) is the process of generating energy in the form of electricity and/or heat from the primary treatment of waste
nf.
Mozette /moz-ette/ 1. A personality cult movement 2. A feminine adoration of Steven P. Morrissey 3. Followers of a charismatic leader with narcissistic traits, displaying an extraordinary amount of energy.
id.
find it difficult to choose between two alternatives ; feel torn between two situations
Rosalie loved Cesar and David both equally, for different reasons, and was caught between two stools
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