Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A common abbreviation of Latin et alii (masculine) or et aliæ (feminine), ‘and others’: used in legal captions: as, Smith, Brown, Jones, et al.
  • noun An abbreviation of the Latin et alibi, ‘and elsewhere.’

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  • adverb and elsewhere (used when referring to other occurrences in a text)
  • adverb and others ('et al.' is used as an abbreviation of `et alii' (masculine plural) or `et aliae' (feminine plural) or `et alia' (neuter plural) when referring to a number of people)
  • adverb and others ('et al.' is used as an abbreviation of `et alii' (masculine plural) or `et aliae' (feminine plural) or `et alia' (neuter plural) when referring to a number of people)
  • adverb and elsewhere (used when referring to other occurrences in a text)

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    December 21, 2007