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alternative

US [ɔlˈtɜrnətɪv]
UK [ɔːlˈtɜː(r)nətɪv]
  • adj.可供替代的;非传统的;另类的
  • n.可供选择的事物
  • Web替换物;非主流;两者挑一的
Plural Form:alternatives  
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n.
1.
可供选择的事物a thing that you can choose to do or have out of two or more possibilities
You can be paid in cash weekly or by cheque monthly; those are the two alternatives.
你的工资可以按周以现金支取,或按月以支票支取。二者可选其一。
We had no alternative but to fire Gibson.
我们别无他法,只有辞退吉布森。
There is a vegetarian alternative on the menu every day.
每天的菜单上另有素食餐点。
adj.
1.
可供替代的that can be used instead of sth else
an alternative method of doing sth
做某事的其他方法
Do you have an alternative solution?
你有没有别的解决办法?
2.
非传统的;另类的different from the usual or traditional way in which sth is done
alternative comedy/lifestyles/values
非传统喜剧╱生活方式╱价值观
alternative energy(= electricity or power that is produced using the energy from the sun, wind, water, etc.)
替代能源(指太阳能、风能、水能等)

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