and/or meaning

  • And/or (also and or) is a grammatical conjunction used to indicate that one or more of the cases it connects may occur.
  • It is used to describe the precise "or" in logic and mathematics, while an "or" in spoken language might indicate inclusive or or exclusive or.
  • And/or has been used in official, legal and business documents since the mid-19th century, and evidence of broader use appears in the 20th century.

    Definition of and/or in English Dictionary

  • ConjunctionPREand-
    1. Joins two alternatives to mean either or both; indicates that inclusive or is meant where or alone might be taken to mean exclusive or.
      1. List three personal and/or business references.
  • More Examples
    1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
      • They also found that these patients are more likely to have a worse prognosis such as developing heart failure, valvular destruction, and/or perivalvular/myocardial abscess [ 5 ].
      • Necrotic tissue and/or epidural abscess compressing the spinal cord, if not treated, can be complicated by paraplegia or even panplegia.
      • The syndrome manifests itself as opsoclonus, myoclonic jerks, ataxia, and/or encephalopathy.
  • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
    1. Conjunctions
      • Coordinating conjunctions

    Other Vocabulary

    Look-Alike Words
    1. en anchor
    2. en ardor
    3. en candor
    4. en indoor
    5. en Andoa
    Source: Wiktionary
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    Meaning of and/or for the defined word.

    Grammatically, this word "and/or" is a conjunction, more specifically, a coordinating conjunction.
    Definiteness: Level 1
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