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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • conjunction Than.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • And not: generally used correlatively after a negative, introducing a second or a subsequent negative member of a clause or sentence.
  • Correlative to another nor.
  • With the omission of neither or nor in the first clause or part of the proposition.
  • Correlative to some other negative.
  • And … not: not correlative, but merely continuative.
  • [In this use formerly used with another negative, merely cumulative, nor being then equivalent, logically, to and.
  • Than: after comparatives. Compare or in like use.
  • An abbreviation of Norman.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • conjunction A negative connective or particle, introducing the second member or clause of a negative proposition, following neither, or not, in the first member or clause (as or in affirmative propositions follows either). Nor is also used sometimes in the first member for neither, and sometimes the neither is omitted and implied by the use of nor.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • conjunction literary And not (introducing a negative statement, without necessarily following one)
  • conjunction A function word introducing each except the first term or series, indicating none of them is true
  • conjunction Used to introduce a further negative statement
  • conjunction UK, dialect, Yorkshire than
  • noun logic, electronics Alternative form of NOR.

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Middle English, perhaps ultimately from nor, nor; see nor.]

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Middle English nauther, from nother. Cognate with neither.

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Possibly Blend of not and or; alternatively, short for "negation of OR".

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