What does alternative mean?
Alternative means 'another way'. Alternative medicine is another way of practicing besides western (allopathic) medicine, in which medications are prescribed and surgeries are performed. Alternative medicine includes herbology, massage, Bach flower remedies, homeopathic medicine and naturopathy, among others.
Alternative means something with other options available to it. ex: Any alternative ideas guys for our business.
An alternative is a choice between two possibilities, the other
possibility from one already posited, or a situation which allows a
mutually exclusive choice between two or more possibilities.
As an adjective, "alternative" can mean "outside of the mainstream", such as alternative medicine, alternative music.
The null hypothesis is that there is no change in the population mean while the alternative hypothesis is that there is a change in the mean. The null hypothesis is stated as Ho:Mu=? in statistics while the alternative hypothesis is stated as Ho:Mu(<,>,≠)? depending on whether you are looking for mu to be greater, less than, or not equal to population mean.
(Properly, alternative is a choice between exactly two options. However, because there may be more than one pair of options,alternative has come to be used colloquially to mean a choice between two or more. Similarly, alternatives is often used to indicate more than two possible courses of action.) To reduce pollution, we need alternative sources of energy. The alternative to a jury trial is a bench trial, where guilt is decided by the judge. He…