"et al. (et alia)" (Latin)

by Craig Shrives

What does the Latin term et al. (et alia) mean?

"Et al." is an abbreviation derived from the Latin term "et alia," which translates to "and others." It is used in academic and professional writing to indicate that there are additional authors or contributors beyond those specifically mentioned.

Examples in Sentences

Here are three example sentences using the term "et al.":
  • The research paper was authored by Smith, Johnson, Thompson, et al., signifying that there were additional contributors to the study.
  • The book cited numerous authors in its bibliography, including Jones, Brown, Miller, et al.
  • In the study conducted by Johnson et al., the results showed a significant correlation between exercise and mental well-being.
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