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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A strictly limited choice or division between only two options.
  • adj. Of or characterized by a choice or division limited strictly between two options: found ourselves in an either-or situation.

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  • adj. Describing a situation in which there are only two choices.

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