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os·si·a

 (ō-sē′ə)
conj. Music
Or else. Used as a direction to the performer to designate an alternate section or passage.

[Italian, from o sia, or let it be : o, or (from Latin aut) + sia, third person sing. present subjunctive of essere, to be (from Latin esse; see es- in Indo-European roots).]
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ossia

(əʊˈsiːə)
n
an alternate version or passage
conj
(in musical direction) or
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ossia

or (used when suggesting an easier alternative)
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Examples of successful products in this area include Activ Ossia, launched by Clesa in Spain, and Radenska Plus launched in Slovenia.
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Regular guest DJs will include Danny Rampling, Daniele Davoli, K-Klass, Graeme Park, Allister Whitehead and Ian Ossia.
MacLeod also programmed concert versions of Haydn's L'anima del filosofo (ossia Orfeo ed Euridice) of 1791, a shining specimen of the classic/symphonic period.
And that's just considering invasive or minimally-invasive products and the instruments necessary to perform the procedures, or as Mark Saalmuller, CMTSE, sales and marketing manager for Tornos Technologies, describes their purpose: ossia fracta reficere, trans.