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1. Another possibility.
2. Another choice.

"Betty's parents could not longer pay for her college fees, and so she had no alternative but to find a part-time job."

Allowing or necessitating a choice that is limited to one of two or more other possibilities. (1)
(concern over the environmental impact of burning fossil fuels has resulted in looking for alternative fuels that are less polluting)
Word Entries containing the term: “alternative
alternative dispute resolution, ADR
A procedure whereby a criminal case is redefined as a civil one and the case is decided by an impartial arbiter, where other parties agree to an amicable settlement.

This is usually reserved for minor offenses.

This entry is located in the following unit: Criminal Court Words or Judicial Terms + (page 2)
alternative fuels
A variety of alternative fuels include:
  • Methanol.
  • Denatured ethanol, and other alcohols.
  • Fuel mixtures containing 85 percent or more by volume of methanol, denatured ethanol, and other alcohols with gasoline or other fuels; such as, natural gas.
  • Liquefied petroleum gas (propane).
  • Hydrogen.
  • Coal-derived liquid fuels.
  • Fuels (other than alcohol) derived from biological materials (biofuels; such as, soy diesel fuel).
  • Electricity (including electricity from solar energy).
This entry is located in the following unit: Energy Sources and Related Information + (page 1)
alternative medicine
Medical practices that are not officially recognized by the mainstream medical community.
alternative-fuel vehicle (AFV)
A vehicle designed to operate on an alternative fuel; for example, compressed natural gas, methane blend, and electricity.

The vehicle could be either a dedicated vehicle designed to operate exclusively on alternative fuel or a nondedicated vehicle designed to operate on alternative fuel and/or a traditional fuel.

This entry is located in the following unit: Energy Sources and Related Information + (page 1)