[ ur-goh, er-goh ]
/ ˈɜr goʊ, ˈɛr goʊ /
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Origin of ergo
Borrowed into English from Latin around 1350–1400
Definition for ergo (2 of 3)
a combining form meaning “work”: ergograph.
Also especially before a vowel, erg- .
Origin of ergo-1
Combining form representing Greek érgon
Definition for ergo (3 of 3)
a combining form of ergot: ergotoxine.
Origin of ergo-2
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British Dictionary definitions for ergo (1 of 2)
/ (ˈɜːɡəʊ) /
Word Origin for ergo
C14: from Latin: therefore
British Dictionary definitions for ergo (2 of 2)
/ (ˈɜːɡəʊ) /
informal short for ergometer (def. 2)
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Medical definitions for ergo
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Cultural definitions for ergo
[ (er-goh, ur-goh) ]
Latin word meaning “therefore”; usually used to show a logical conclusion: “Birds are warm-blooded animals, and reptiles are cold-blooded animals; ergo, no bird is a reptile.”
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