English - Vietnamese Dictionary
alternative /ɔ:l'tə:nətiv/Concise Dictionary
- tính từ
- xen nhau; thay đổi nhau, thay phiên nhau
- lựa chọn (một trong hai); hoặc cái này hoặc cái kia (trong hai cái); loại trừ lẫn nhau (hai cái)
- these two plans are necessarily alternative: hai kế hoạch này không nhất thiết phải loại trừ lẫn nhau
- alternative hypothesis: giả thuyết để lựa chọn
- danh từ
- sự lựa chon (một trong hai)
- con đường, chước cách
- there is no other alternative: không có cách (con đường) nào khác
- that's the only alternative: đó là cách độc nhất
+one of a number of things from which only one can be chosen
+allowing a choice
+necessitating a choice between mutually exclusive possibilities
+pertaining to unconventional choices
Advanced English Dictionary
1 alternate, variant, (an)other, different, additional; substitute, surrogate:
Alternative models are available.
2 alternate, variant, choice, option, selection; possibility; substitute, surrogate:
The alternative was to remain at home and do nothing. You leave me no alternative. 'Esthetic' is an American spelling alternative.
noun, adjectiveCollocation Dictionary
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. + We had no alternative but to fire Gibson. + There is a vegetarian alternative on the menu every day.
+ adjective [only before noun]
1 (also alternate especially in AmE) that can be used instead of sth else: an alternative method of doing sth + Do you have an alternative solution to the problem?
2 different from the usual or traditional way in which sth is done: alternative comedy / lifestyles / values + alternative energy (= electricity or power that is produced using the energy from the sun, wind, water, etc.) + alternative medicine (= any type of treatment that does not use the usual scientific methods of Western medicine, for example one using herbs instead of artificial drugs)
attractive, constructive, effective, good, radical, useful | acceptable, available, credible, possible, practical, real, realistic, reasonable, satisfactory, serious, suitable, viable
Is there a viable alternative to prison?
| clear, obvious | cheap, healthy, interesting, safe
a healthier alternative to fizzy drinks
VERB + ALTERNATIVE
We have two alternatives.
| offer, provide
His idea seemed to offer a possible alternative.
seeking alternatives to nuclear power
We'll have to find an alternative.
There is no alternative for those with no car of their own.
| ~ to
Is there an alternative to surgery for this complaint?
have little/no alternative (but to)
She had no alternative but to do as he said.
| leave sb with no alternative (but to)
He was left with no alternative but to hobble to the nearest telephone box.
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