Why do we use "pros" and "cons" in the meaning of "advantages" and "disadvantages"?
What do actually the words pros and cons mean? They look like shortened variants. Are they the same as "advantages" and "disadvantages"?
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Hi ! It is an abbreviation of the Latin phrase "pro et contra" for and against . It is rarely used nowadays ,and it is more common to use "pros and cons. Answering your Question: Yes, It has the same meaning of "advantages and disadvantages" but less formal. Thank you for asking and happy learning.
"Pros" and "cons" are not the exact same words as "advantages" and "disadvantages" but have practically the same meaning. They come from the latin "pro et contra" meaning "for and against" and are commonly used.
So yeah Latin based Pro means for Con or Contra against ❤️X
Pros -meaning is advantages Cons means disadvantages
Hello, Pros and cons as well as advantages and disadvantages, the two are the same. Pros and cons also mean 'for and against' meaning the positive and negative aspects of an argument Advantages and disadvantages is just more formal.
Short answer: pros = advantages cons = disadvantages Origin: Latin. "Pros and Contras" which means "for and against".
Pros and cons can be used to mean advantages and disadvantages. Pros are advantages, cons are disadvantages. Pros and cons is slightly less formal so used more when chatting between friends.
Pros and Cons simply means "Good points and Bad points", for example, one can say technology has its "Advantages and Disadvantages". OR Technology has its " Good uses and Bad uses ".
Yes, it originates from Latin meaning For & Against!
It is a form that came from Latin, pro like advantage and con like against, in all the Europe we have inherited to many words from the Latin, this is a typical example.