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  • phrase And others; used of men or boys, or groups of mixed gender; masculine plural;

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  • 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)


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From Latin et ("and") + alii ("others")


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  • Latin for "and others." Used to indicate the continuation of a list of associated people, generally co-authors of the same book. Frequently abbreviated as et al.

    May 22, 2007