conjunction & adverb
- 1Used before the second or further of two or more alternatives (the first being introduced by a negative such as ‘neither’ or ‘not’) to indicate that they are each untrue or each do not happen: they were neither cheap nor convenient the sheets were never washed, nor the towels, nor his shirtsMore example sentences
- The third condition is used in such a way that it entails neither the second condition nor the first.
- Looking at the market's current valuation, it appears neither too expensive nor too cheap.
- He explains that it's neither easy nor cheap to cast talented actors for just a small number of scenes.
- 1.1 [as adverb] literary term for neither. nor God nor demon can undo the done
- 2Used to introduce a further negative statement: ‘I don’t see how.’ ‘Nor do I.’More example sentences
- She did not return to her GP for a second visit, nor was she taken into hospital on October 26.
- Just checked, and it doesn't do alternative languages, nor does it even run to subtitles.
- I did not threaten him or the Second Defendant nor did I become verbally abusive towards them at any time.
noun(usually NOR) Electronics Back to top
- 1.1 (also NOR gate) A circuit which produces an output signal only when there are no signals on any of the input connections.More example sentences
- It is quite common to recognize two others as well: the NAND and the NOR gate.
- He and his colleagues have already created the biological equivalent of many logical components common in the digital world, such as AND, NAND, and NOR gates.
- In the report published in Science last November, Lieber's group demonstrate that their stacked nanowires can combine to a variety of logic elements, including OR, AND, and NOR gates.
Middle English: contraction of Old English nother 'neither'.
More definitions of norDefinition of nor in:
- The US English dictionary