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alternative facts

A phrase used by Counselor to the President Kellyanne Conway in defense of seemingly incorrect information presented by the White House press secretary about the size of the crowd attending US President Donald Trump's inauguration. It was quickly popularized in memes that used the phrase to mean statements that are presented as truthful but contradict factual evidence—ostensibly, lies. An ice cream sundae isn't unhealthy—that's just alternative facts!
See also: alternative, fact

alternative right

An extremely conservative political movement in the US. (Conservative political groups are traditionally referred to as "the Right," while liberal groups are known as "the Left.") Many views of the alternative right are considered radical by other Americans.
See also: alternative, right
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Most participants (75%, n = 66) reported having at least one alternative source of support.
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Also, discerning agents and brokers can find selling opportunities in the alternative market to leverage their experience on a controlled book of business, in which they also can participate in a risk/reward program.
The lack of support for the development of alternative energy continued despite the findings of a study released in 1980 by the National Academy of Sciences at the request of the Energy Research and Development Administration.
Such alternatives were much less popular among people without mental disorders, the researchers report in the July ARCHIVES OF GENERAL PSYCHIATRY.
After the allergy diagnosis, she switched to a basic menu composed primarily of fresh fruit, vegetables and nuts--as well as wheat and rice alternatives such as quinoa (pronounced keenwah), rye and kamut.
When alternative therapies were winnowed to a hard-core four--chiropractic, acupuncture.
A survey of our members found that 34% were already using unconventional therapies in addition to their regular medical visits," says James Dillard, Oxford's director of alternative medicine.
PMP (polymethylpentene) is the most economical alternative film, priced about 20% below FEP.
Be creative when displaying your alternative foods.
Contrast the case study above with the comparatively easy success of the alternative work schedule described below.
Due to the increased risk of misstatement inherent with these investments, the Audit Issues Task Force of the Auditing Standards Board established the Alternative Investments Task Force.
Such alternative assays can be categorized as target organ/tissue assays [e.
Ever since its enactment by the Tax Reform Act of 1986 (TRA '86), there has been dispute over how alternative the corporate alternative minimum tax (AMT) really is.
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