Lexique scientifique transdisciplinaire
offering a choice of two or more things; offering for choice a second thing or proposition or other things or propositions; expressing a choice or choices.
Since there is no wavefront sensor in the control loop, alternative methods of calibration have been tried to determine the required actuator signals for proper wavefront compensation.
However, in many instances, alternative means of enforcement, scrutiny and review do exist.
Forstall and Greene (1997) argue that CTs represent the best choice among the alternative systems of spatial units, being the most likely to provide consistent comparability across MAS and over time.
a thing that you can choose to do or have out of two or more possibilities.
Faced with these constraints the Admiralty had no alternative but to delegate authority to the senior officer in each geographical region or "station," as it was termed.
Courts have not expressly identified the critical conceptual distinction between universal permission and prohibition, let alone articulating a definitive case for either alternative.
The energy hierarchy also provides quantitative measures to help people select alternatives that contribute most.
used to introduce a suggestion that is a second choice or possibility.