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et al.1

or et al.

[et al, ahl, awl]
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  1. and others.
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Origin of et al.1

< Latin et aliī (masculine plural), et alia (neuter plural)

et al.2

or et al.

[et al, ahl, awl]
  1. and elsewhere.
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Origin of et al.2

From the Latin word et alibi
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British Dictionary definitions for et al.

et al.

abbreviation for
  1. et alibi
  2. et alii
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Word Origin and History for et al.

also et al, 1883, abbreviation of Latin et alii (masc.), et aliæ (fem.), or et alia (neuter), in any case meaning "and others."

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et al. in Culture

et al.

[(et ahl)]

An abbreviation of the Latin et alii, meaning “and others.” “She was accompanied by the vice president, the secretary of state, et al.”

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