|1.||a possibility of choice, esp between two things, courses of action, etc|
|2.||either of such choices: we took the alternative of walking|
|3.||presenting a choice, esp between two possibilities only|
|4.||(of two things) mutually exclusive|
|5.||denoting a lifestyle, culture, art form, etc, regarded by its adherents as preferable to that of contemporary society because it is less conventional, materialistic, or institutionalized, and, often, more in harmony with nature|
|6.||logic another word for disjunctive|
pop music style, built on distorted guitars and rooted in generational discontent, that dominated and changed rock between 1991 and 1996. It burst into the mainstream when "Smells Like Teen Spirit"-the first major-label single from Nirvana, a trio based in Seattle, Washington, U.S.-became a national hit. Suddenly, older, difficult, and even anarchic movements, as well as a previous decade of do-it-yourself college rock, acquired a flashy beachhead on pop radio.
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