per capita

per cap·i·ta

adverb or adjective \(ˌ)pər-ˈka-pə-tə\

: by or for each person

Full Definition of PER CAPITA

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

Origin of PER CAPITA

Medieval Latin, by heads
First Known Use: 1682


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