Definition of 'either-or'

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However, you don't have to think of it as an either-or choice. Times, Sunday Times (2017)She undercuts it, though, by making it either-or: wants or feelings. The Times Literary Supplement (2012)And it's not always an either-or, innate versus learned, situation. The Times Literary Supplement (2012)Pointless pressure is created to make an either-or choice of working or staying at home. Times, Sunday Times (2011)They argue that clinicians should avoid either-or responses and should instead consider treatment on multiple levels. Times, Sunday Times (2007)I think more and more people are realising it isn't an either-or thing - you can have both. Times, Sunday Times (2010)One point the experts emphasise is that it's not an either-or decision between an annuity and drawdown. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The either-or conundrum here was straightforward: stick with the class that you've got or bring in some fresh legs. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Up and down, forward and back are no longer either-or decisions but are all potential energies radiating from the figure. The Times Literary Supplement (2018)

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Translations for 'either-or'

British English: either ... or /ˈaɪðə; iːðə ɔː/ CONJUNCTION
You use either in front of the first of two or more alternatives, when you are stating the only possibilities or choices that there are. The other alternatives are introduced by or.
Sightseeing is best done either by tour bus or by bicycles.
  • American English: either ... or
  • Arabic: إما ... أَوْ
  • Brazilian Portuguese: ou ... ou
  • Chinese: 要么...要么
  • Croatian: ili ... ili
  • Czech: buď ... (a)nebo
  • Danish: enten ... eller
  • Dutch: of ... of
  • European Spanish: o ... o
  • Finnish: joko...tai
  • French: soit ... soit
  • German: entweder ... oder
  • Greek: είτε ... είτε
  • Italian: o... o
  • Japanese: ・・・かまたは・・・か
  • Korean: ...거나 또는 ...거나
  • Norwegian: enten ... eller
  • Polish: albo ... albo
  • European Portuguese: ou ... ou
  • Romanian: sau
  • Russian: или ... или
  • Latin American Spanish: o ... o
  • Swedish: antingen ... eller
  • Thai: อย่างนี้หรืออย่างนั้น
  • Turkish: ya o, ya bu
  • Ukrainian: або…або
  • Vietnamese: hoặc ... hoặc


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