Replacement vs Alternative - What's the difference?
As nouns the difference between replacement and alternative
is that replacement
is a person or thing that takes the place of another; a substitute while alternative
is a situation which allows a mutually exclusive choice between two or more possibilities; a choice between two or more possibilities.
As a adjective alternative is
relating to a choice between two or more possibilities.
A person or thing that takes the place of another; a substitute.
, date=December 28
, author=Kevin Darlin
, title=West Brom 1 - 3 Blackburn
, passage=Rovers lost keeper Robinson to a calf problem at half-time and his replacement
Mark Bunn, making his Premier League debut, was immediately called into action - pushing away a vicious Peter Odemwingie drive at the near post.}}
The act of replacing something.
* See also
* spare part
Relating to a choice between two or more possibilities
Not traditional, outside the mainstream, underground (e.g., alternative medicine, alternative lifestyle, (alternative rock)).
- an alternative proposition
* alternative dispute resolution
* alternative energy
* alternative lifestyle
* alternative medicine
* alternative press
* alternative vote
A situation which allows a mutually exclusive choice between two or more possibilities; a choice between two or more possibilities.
* 1817 , (Walter Scott), Rob Roy , XI:
One of several mutually exclusive things which can be chosen.
The remaining option; something available after other possibilities have been exhausted.
- ‘The cloister or a betrothed husband?’ I echoed—‘Is that the alternative destined for Miss Vernon?’
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