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[ur-goh, er-goh] /ˈɜr goʊ, ˈɛr goʊ/

conjunction, adverb
a combining form meaning “work”:
a combining form of :
[pohst hohk, er-goh prohp-ter hohk; English pohst hok, ur-goh prop-ter hok er-goh] /ˈpoʊst ˈhoʊk, ˈɛr goʊ ˈproʊp tɛr ˌhoʊk; English ˈpoʊst ˈhɒk, ˈɜr goʊ ˈprɒp tər ˌhɒk ˈɛr goʊ/
after this, therefore because of it: a formula designating an error in logic that accepts as a cause something that merely occurred earlier in time.
[koh-gi-toh er-goh soo m; English koj-i-toh ur-goh suhm, er-goh] /ˈkoʊ gɪˌtoʊ ˈɛr goʊ ˈsʊm; English ˈkɒdʒ ɪˌtoʊ ˈɜr goʊ ˈsʌm, ˈɛr goʊ/
I think, therefore I am (stated by Descartes as the first principle in resolving universal doubt).
sentence connector
therefore; hence
(informal) short for ergometer (sense 2)
/ˈkɒɡɪˌtəʊ ˈɜːɡəʊ ˈsʊm/
I think, therefore I am; the basis of Descartes’ philosophy

c.1400, from Latin ergo “therefore, in consequence of,” possibly from *ex rogo “from the direction,” from ex “out of” (see ex-) + root of regere “to guide” (see regal).

ergo- pref.
Work: ergometer.
ergo [(er-goh, ur-goh)]

Latin word meaning “therefore”; usually used to show a logical conclusion: “Birds are warm-blooded animals, and reptiles are cold-blooded animals; ergo, no bird is a reptile.”
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