An example of et. al. used as an abbreviation is in the sentence, "The article was written by Smith, Jones, Paul, et al." which means that Smith, Jones, Paul and others wrote the article.
Origin of et al.Classical Latin et alibi and elsewhere
Origin of et al.L et alii and others
- Alternative form of et al..
- Common misspelling of et al..
et al - Computer Definition
Latin for "et alii," which means "and others." For example, the phrase "IBM, Microsoft, HP, et al" means "IBM, Microsoft, HP and others."
et al. - Legal Definition