Definition of alternatively in English:

alternatively

Line breaks: al¦ter|na¦tive¦ly
Pronunciation: /ɔːlˈtəːnətɪvli
 
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adverb

[sentence adverb]
As another option or possibility: alternatively, you may telephone us direct if you wish
More example sentences
  • The Parliament may, alternatively, within three months propose amendments by an absolute majority of its component members.
  • Your working day may not feel like such a slog if you don't hate your job, or alternatively you may find two enjoyable part-time gigs will fit the bill.
  • He asked the mayor to consider either running both Crossrail and District Line trains on the same track or alternatively extending the existing line to Kingston.
Synonyms
on the other hand, as an alternative, or, as another option, as a substitute, as a replacement; otherwise, instead, if not, then again, but; North Americanalternately

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