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  1. alternative birth a method of childbirth that avoids intrusive high-tech medicine in favor of more natural and homely settings
  2. alternative energy energy derived from sources that do not use up natural resources or harm the environment
  3. alternating current an electric current that reverses direction sinusoidally
  4. alternative one of a number of things from which only one can be chosen
  5. alternatively in place of, or as an alternative to
  6. alternative birthing a method of childbirth that avoids intrusive high-tech medicine in favor of more natural and homely settings
  7. alliteration use of the same consonant at the beginning of each word
  8. alternative medicine the practice of medicine without the use of drugs
  9. alternative pleading a pleading that alleges facts so separate that it is difficult to determine which facts the person intends to rely on
  10. alternating occurring by turns; first one and then the other
  11. alternator an old term for an electric generator that produces alternating current (especially in automobiles)
  12. ulcerative colitis a serious chronic inflammatory disease of the large intestine and rectum characterized by recurrent episodes of abdominal pain and fever and chills and profuse diarrhea
  13. alternately in an alternating sequence or position
  14. alternate go back and forth
  15. alterative tending to cure or restore to health
  16. iterative aspect the aspect of the verb that expresses the repetition of an action
  17. alliteratively in an alliterative manner
  18. Lateran Treaty the agreement signed in the Lateran Palace in 1929 by Italy and the Holy See which recognized the Vatican City as a sovereign and independent papal state
  19. alternation of generations the alternation of two or more different forms in the life cycle of a plant or animal
  20. Alternanthera genus of low herbs of tropical America and Australia