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per capita

adverb or adjective per cap·i·ta \(ˌ)pər-ˈka-pə-tə\

: by or for each person

Full Definition of PER CAPITA

1
:  equally to each individual
2
:  per unit of population :  by or for each person <the highest income per capita of any state in the union>
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Origin of PER CAPITA

Medieval Latin, by heads
First Known Use: 1682
PER CAPITA Defined for Kids

per capita

adverb or adjective per cap·i·ta \pər-ˈka-pə-tə\

Definition of PER CAPITA for Kids

:  by or for each person <What is the per capita income?>

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