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(Latin: prefix; to, toward, a direction toward, addition to, near, at; and changes to: ac-, af-, ag-, al-, an-, ap-, aq-, ar-, as-, at- when ad- is combined with certain words that begin with the letters c, f, g, l, n, p, q, r, s, and t)
(Latin: suffix; pertaining to, like, of the kind of, relating to, characterized by, belonging to; action of, process of)
(Latin: wing)
(African Safari, Tanzania, et al.; December, 1963)
(African Safari, Tanzania, et al.; December, 1963)
(African Safari, Tanzania, et al.; December, 1963)
(African Safari, Tanzania, et al.; December, 1963)
(Latin: nephew; grandson, grandchild; descendant [family member]; nepotism, et al.)
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et al.
The abbreviation for et alii (masculine or common gender), et aliae (feminine), et alia (neuter): "and others".

This abbreviation is used primarily in writing to avoid making a long listing. When referring to "and other men", et alii should be used when it is preceded by the name of a male or when it means "and other people" (including both males and females).

If there is a woman's name and a writer wants to have the meaning of "and other women", then he/she may use et aliae.

If a thing (neuter gender) is written and there is a list of other non-masculine and non-feminine items (things) listed, then et alia is considered the proper term for "and other things".

One source said that "educated people" do not pronounce the abbreviateion et al.; instead, it is suggested that it is better to say, "and others" in place of et al. when speaking.

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et al., et alii
and others
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