adverb er·go \ˈer-(ˌ)gō, ˈər-\

Definition of ERGO


Examples of ERGO

  1. The products are poorly constructed; ergo, they break easily.
  2. <according to that line of reasoning, the eyewitness couldn't identify the aircraft, ergo it must have been from another planet>
  3. There's no win-win situation for workers of the world, in the current era at least. American steelworkers here do better, ergo Russian and South Korean steelworkers overseas do worse. —Alexander Cockburn, Nation, 3 Jan. 2000

Origin of ERGO

Middle English, from Latin, from Old Latin, because of, from Old Latin *e rogo from the direction (of)
First Known Use: 14th century


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