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et al.1

[et al, ahl, awl] /ɛt ˈæl, ˈɑl, ˈɔl/
1.
and others.
Also, et al.
Origin
< Latin et aliī (masculine plural), et alia (neuter plural)

et al.2

[et al, ahl, awl] /ɛt ˈæl, ˈɑl, ˈɔl/
1.
and elsewhere.
Also, et al.
Origin
< Latin et alibi
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  • 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.
British Dictionary definitions for et al

et al.

abbreviation
1.
et alibi
2.
et alii
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Word Origin and History for et al

et al.

also et al, 1883, abbreviation of Latin et alii (masc.), et aliæ (fem.), or et alia (neuter), in any case meaning "and others."

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et al in Culture
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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Related Abbreviations for et al

et al.

  1. Latin et alia (and other things)
  2. Latin et alii (and other people)
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