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Detailed Translations for alternative from English to French


alternative adj

  1. alternative

alternative [the ~] noun

  1. the alternative (option; choice)
    l'option; l'alternative; le choix

Translation Matrix for alternative:

NounRelated TranslationsOther Translations
alternative alternative; choice; option choice; possibility of making choices
choix alternative; choice; option assortment; choice; election; fancy; hallmark; impress; imprint; liking; museum collection; preference; seal; selection; stamp; taste
option alternative; choice; option choice; possibility of making choices
- choice; option
AdjectiveRelated TranslationsOther Translations
- alternate; substitute
Not SpecifiedRelated TranslationsOther Translations
choix choice
ModifierRelated TranslationsOther Translations
non adapté alternative

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Related Definitions for "alternative":

  1. necessitating a choice between mutually exclusive possibilities1
    • alternative possibilities were neutrality or war1
  2. pertaining to unconventional choices1
    • an alternative life style1
  3. serving or used in place of another1
    • an alternative plan1
  4. one of a number of things from which only one can be chosen1
    • there no other alternative1

Wiktionary Translations for alternative:

  1. one of several things which can be chosen
  2. a situation which allows a choice between two or more possibilities
  1. Relating to a choice
  2. other
Cross Translation:
alternative variante; alternative alternatief — een andere mogelijkheid of methode
alternative alternatif alternativ — eine weitere Möglichkeit darstellend
alternative alternative Alternative — eine von mehreren Möglichkeiten oder eine Ausweichsmöglichkeit (siehe auch ausweichen)

alternative form of alternate:

alternate adj

  1. alternate
    le suppléant

Translation Matrix for alternate:

NounRelated TranslationsOther Translations
suppléant alternate authorized representative; delegate; deputy; mandatary; plenipotentiary; replacement; representative; stand-in; substitute; temporary helper
- replacement; surrogate
VerbRelated TranslationsOther Translations
- flip; flip-flop; interchange; jump; switch; tack; take turns; understudy
AdjectiveRelated TranslationsOther Translations
- alternating; alternative; substitute; variable
OtherRelated TranslationsOther Translations
- alternating; varying
ModifierRelated TranslationsOther Translations
suppléant acting; ad interim; deputy; substitute; temporary

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Related Definitions for "alternate":

  1. occurring by turns; first one and then the other1
  2. every second one of a series1
    • the cleaning lady comes on alternate Wednesdays1
  3. of leaves and branches etc; first on one side and then on the other in two ranks along an axis; not paired1
    • stems with alternate leaves1
  4. serving or used in place of another1
    • an alternative plan1
  5. someone who takes the place of another person1
  6. do something in turns1
  7. go back and forth; swing back and forth between two states or conditions1
  8. reverse (a direction, attitude, or course of action)1
  9. be an understudy or alternate for a role1
  10. exchange people temporarily to fulfill certain jobs and functions1

Wiktionary Translations for alternate:

  1. to vary by turns
  1. other; alternative
  1. Faire successivement et tour à tour une même chose en parlant de deux personnes.

Cross Translation:
alternate alterner alterneren — elkaar afwisselen
alternate alterner afwisselen — om en om plaatsvinden
alternate distique distichBotanik, Phyllotaxis: in zwei einander gegenüberliegenden Zeilen angeordnet (ein Blatt pro Nodus)
alternate fluctuer; vaciller schwanken — fluktuieren, zögern, sich instabil verhalten, sich nicht entscheiden können

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