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OR US English

Operational research

or1 US English

Used to link alternatives

or2 US English

Gold or yellow, as a heraldic tincture

-or1 US English

(Forming nouns) denoting a person or thing performing the action of a verb, or denoting another agent

-or2 US English

Forming adjectives expressing a comparative sense

-or3 US English

Forming nouns denoting a state or condition

-or4 US English

US form of -our.

and what have you US English

And/or anything else similar

OR gate in or1 US English

A circuit that gives an output signal if there is a signal on any of its inputs

operating room US English

A room in a hospital specially equipped for surgical operations

OR in operating room US English

A room in a hospital specially equipped for surgical operations

or no in no US English

Or not

—— or no —— in no US English

Regardless of the specified thing

or no US English

Or not

or so in or1 US English

(After a quantity) approximately

or so US English

(After a quantity) approximately

and/or in and US English

Either or both of two stated possibilities

and/or US English

Either or both of two stated possibilities

or else in else US English

Used to introduce the second of two alternatives

or else US English

Used to introduce the second of two alternatives

either/or US English

An unavoidable choice between two alternatives

or worse in worse US English

Used to suggest a possibility that is still more serious or unpleasant than one already considered, but that the speaker does not wish or need to specify

or worse US English

Used to suggest a possibility that is still more serious or unpleasant than one already considered, but that the speaker does not wish or need to specify

or anything in anything US English

Added as a general reference to other things similar to the thing mentioned

or anything US English

Added as a general reference to other things similar to the thing mentioned

do-or-die US English

(Of a person’s attitude or a situation) showing or requiring a determination not to compromise or be deterred

do or die in do1 US English

Persist, even if death is the result

do or die US English

Persist, even if death is the result

or whatever in whatever US English

Or anything similar

or whatever US English

Or anything similar

or whenever in whenever US English

Or at any time

or whenever US English

Or at any time

or wherever in wherever US English

Or any similar place

or wherever US English

Or any similar place

—— or no —— US English

Regardless of the specified thing

exclusive OR US English

A Boolean operator working on two variables that has the value of one if one but not both of the variables has a value of one

or otherwise in otherwise US English

Indicating the opposite of or a contrast to something stated

or otherwise US English

Indicating the opposite of or a contrast to something stated

or something in something US English

Added as a reference to an unspecified alternative similar to the thing mentioned

or something US English

Added as a reference to an unspecified alternative similar to the thing mentioned

one or two US English

A few

all-or-none US English

another way of saying all-or-nothing.

give or take —— in give US English

To within —— (used to express the degree or accuracy of a figure)

hit-or-miss in hit US English

As likely to be unsuccessful as successful

hit-or-miss US English

As likely to be unsuccessful as successful

sink or swim in sink1 US English

Fail or succeed entirely by one’s own efforts

sink or swim US English

Fail or succeed entirely by one’s own efforts

a —— or two in two US English

Used to denote a small but unspecified number

a —— or two US English

Used to denote a small but unspecified number


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