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- 1. alternatively, instead, or else
- usage: in place of, or as an alternative to; "Felix became a herpetologist instead"; "alternatively we could buy a used car"
- 2. rather, instead
- usage: on the contrary; "rather than disappoint the children, he did two quick tricks before he left"; "he didn't call; rather (or instead), he wrote her a letter"; "used English terms instead of Latin ones"
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See also: instead (Dictionary)