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et al.

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[ et -al, ahl, awl ]
/ ɛt ˈæl, ˈɑl, ˈɔl /
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Origin of et al.

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

Other definitions for et al. (2 of 2)

et al.2
[ et -al, ahl, awl ]
/ ɛt ˈæl, ˈɑl, ˈɔl /

abbreviation
and elsewhere.

Origin of et al.

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From Latin et alibi
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British Dictionary definitions for et al.

et al.

abbreviation for
et alibi
et alii
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Cultural definitions for et al.

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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