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 Dictionary entry overview: What does alternatively mean? 

  The adverb ALTERNATIVELY has 1 sense:

1. in place of, or as an alternative to

  Familiarity information: ALTERNATIVELY used as an adverb is very rare.

 Dictionary entry details 


Sense 1alternatively [BACK TO TOP]


In place of, or as an alternative to


alternatively; as an alternative; instead; or else

Context examples:

Felix became a herpetologist instead / alternatively we could buy a used car


alternative (necessitating a choice between mutually exclusive possibilities)

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