- alternative conjunction
- Gram.a conjunction, as or, that expresses an alternative relationship between the words, phrases, or clauses it connects.[1930-35]
* * *alternative conjunction,1. an adversative conjunction; conjunction connecting two terms but contrasting their meaning. Examples: but, yet, however.2. a disjunctive conjunction, connecting two terms but disconnecting their meaning. Examples: either…or, neither…nor.
Useful english dictionary. 2012.