et al.

1 [et al, ahl, awl]
and others.
Also, et al.


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

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et al.

2 [et al, ahl, awl]
and elsewhere.
Also, et al.


Origin:
< Latin et alibi

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et al.
 
abbreviation for
1.  et alibi
2.  et alii

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et al.
also et al, 1883, abbrev. of L. et alii (masc.), et aliæ (fem.), or et alia (neut.), in any case meaning "and others."
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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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et al.
  1. Latin et alia (and other things)

  2. Latin et alii (and other people)

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Example sentences
The true syntactical model for the verbs tweet, email et al might be not be write, but tell or even say.
Greenspan et al already had more than enough regulatory power to do that, to say nothing of their bully pulpit.
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