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nor

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conjunction \nər, ˈnȯr, Southern also ˈnär\

Definition of nor

  1. 1 —used as a function word to introduce the second or last member or the second and each following member of a series of items each of which is negated <neither here nor there> <not done by you nor me nor anyone>

  2. 2 —used as a function word to introduce and negate a following clause or phrase

  3. 3 chiefly British :  neither



Usage Discussion of nor

Although use with or is neither archaic nor wrong, neither is usually followed by nor. A few commentators think that neither must be limited in reference to two, but reference to more than two has been quite common since the 17th century <rigid enforcement of antique decorum will help neither language, literature, nor literati — James Sledd>.

Origin of nor

Middle English, contraction of nother neither, nor, from nother, pron. & adjective, neither — more at neither


First Known Use: 14th century


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nor

conjunction

Definition of nor

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  1. :  than



Origin of nor

Middle English, perhaps from 1nor


First Known Use: 15th century


NOR

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noun \ˈnȯr\

Definition of NOR

  1. :  a computer logic circuit that produces an output that is the inverse of that of an OR circuit



Origin of nor

not OR


First Known Use: 1957

Other Computer-Related Terms


nor-

combining form

Definition of nor-

  1. :  homologue containing one less methyl group <norepinephrine>



Origin of nor-

normal



NOR Defined for Kids

nor

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conjunction \nər, ˈnȯr\

Definition of nor for Students

  1. :  and not <neither young nor old>




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