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or

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conjunction \ər, ˈȯr, Southern also ˈär\

Definition of or

  1. 1 —used as a function word to indicate an alternative coffee or tea sink or swim, the equivalent or substitutive character of two words or phrases lessen or abate, or approximation or uncertainty in five or six days

  2. 2 archaic :  either

  3. 3 archaic :  whether

  4. 4 —used in logic as a sentential connective that forms a complex sentence which is true when at least one of its constituent sentences is true — compare disjunction

Origin and Etymology of or

Middle English, alteration of other, alteration of Old English oththe; akin to Old High German eddo or


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or

preposition

Definition of or

archaic

  1. :  before

Origin and Etymology of or

Middle English, from or, adverb, early, before, from Old Norse ār; akin to Old English ǣr early — more at ere


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or

conjunction

Definition of or

archaic

  1. :  before

First Known Use of or

13th century


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or

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noun \ˈȯr\

Definition of or

  1. :  the heraldic color gold or yellow

Origin and Etymology of or

Middle English, from Anglo-French, gold, from Latin aurum — more at aureus


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OR

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noun \ˈȯr\

Definition of OR

  1. :  a logical operator that requires either of two inputs to be present or conditions to be met for an output to be made or a statement to be executed OR gate in a computer

Origin and Etymology of or

1or

Other Computer-Related Terms


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OR

abbreviation

Definition of OR

  1. 1 operating room

  2. 2 operational research; operations research

  3. 3 Oregon

  4. 4 owner's risk

  5. 5 own recognizance


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-or

noun suffix

Definition of -or

  1. :  one that does a (specified) thing grantor

Origin and Etymology of -or

Middle English, from Anglo-French -ur, -our, -eour & Latin -or; Anglo-French -ur, -our, from Latin -or; Anglo-French -eour, from Latin -ator, from -a-, verb stem + -tor, agent suffix; akin to Greek -tōr, agent suffix, Sanskrit -tā


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-or

noun suffix

Definition of -or

  1. :  condition :  activity demeanor

Origin and Etymology of -or

Middle English, from Anglo-French, from Latin


OR Defined for Kids

or

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conjunction \ər, ˈȯr\

Definition of or for Students

  1. —used between words or phrases that are choices juice or milk Will you leave or stay?


OR

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abbreviation

Definition of OR for Students

  1. Oregon


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-or

noun suffix \ər\

Definition of -or for Students

  1. :  someone or something that does a specified thing actor elevator


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-or

noun suffix

Definition of -or for Students

  1. :  condition :  activity demeanor


Medical Dictionary

OR

abbreviation

Medical Definition of OR

  1. operating room


Law Dictionary

OR

abbreviation

Legal Definition of OR

  1. own recognizance



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