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else meaning

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  • Else may refer to:
  • Else (programming), a concept in computer programming
  • "Else" (song), a 1999 rock song
  • The Else, a 2007 alternative rock album
  • Else (Werre), a river in Germany, tributary to the Werre
  • MV Else, a Kriegsmarine coastal tanker
  • Adjective
    1. Other; in addition to previously mentioned items.
      1. Can anyone else (=any other person) help me?
      2. What else (=what other thing) is there?
  • Adverb
    1. Otherwise, if not.
      1. How else (=in what other way) can it be done?
      2. I'm busy Friday; when else (=what other time) works for you?
  • Conjunction
    1. For otherwise; or else.
      1. Then the Wronskian of f and g must be nonzero, else they could not be linearly independent.
    2. (computing, in many programming languages and pseudocode) but if the condition of the previous if clause is false, do the following.
      1. if (edits.Count == 0) { NoEditsLabel.Visible = true; }
      2. else { EditHistory.Show(edits); }
  • More Examples
    1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
      • Every time I thought he was on the verge of telling us, he decided to say something else instead.
      • “Martin dressed in head-to-toe Burberry and made fun of everyone else who tried to outdress him.
      • The King settled to prorogue Parliament until the Christmas holidays, and to do nothing else for the present.
    2. Used in the Ending of Sentence
      • You've been divorced for three years. It's time to turn the page and start looking for somebody else.
      • I warn you not to breathe a word of this to anyone, or else!
      • If we wanted something we could whistle for it - but if the Australians wanted something you'd got to get it for them, or else.

Meaning of else for the defined word.

Grammatically, this word "else" is an adjective, more specifically, an uncomparable adjective. It's also an adverb, more specifically, an uncomparable adverb. It's also a conjunction.
  • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
    1. Adjectives
      • Uncomparable adjectives
      • Adverbs
        • Uncomparable adverbs
        • Conjunctions
        Difficultness: Level 1
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        Definiteness: Level 8
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