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  • I understood it to mean ...

    "and everthing/everyone else as well" or "overall" ... a bit like 'etc'. So in the Real-Time Example from agnessmile it is shown in the sense that I am used to. I only looked it up on the wonderful Wordnik to check whether it had one 'l' or two. The Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary lists it as 'et al' (used esp after a name) and other people or things (Latin et alii/alia): 'the book includes studies by Westman et al.'

    September 28, 2009