1) (n) A proposition or situation offering a choice between two or more
things only one of which may be chosen.
Alternative, from → alternate.
Degarine, from degar "other," variant digar, from Mid.Pers. dit, ditikar "the other, the second," O.Pers. duvitiya- "second," Av. daibitya-, bitya- "second," Skt. dvitiya- "second," PIE *duitiio- "second" + suffix -ine.
Fr.: énergie alternative
Energy from a source other than the conventional fossil fuel sources.
→ alternative; → energy.
Fr.: hypothèse alternative
Statistics: In → significance testing, any hypothesis which differs from the one being tested. A hypothesis alternative to the → null hypothesis is denoted by H1.
→ alternative; → hypothesis.
In place of, or as an alternative to.
Adverb from → alternative.