etcetera

noun
et·​cet·​era | \ et-ˈse-tə-rə How to pronounce etcetera (audio) , -ˈse-trə also it-, nonstandard ek-, nonstandard ik- How to pronounce etcetera (audio) \

Definition of etcetera

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 : a number of unspecified additional persons or things
2 etceteras plural : unspecified additional items : odds and ends

et cetera

Latin phrase
et cet·​era | \ et-ˈse-tə-rə How to pronounce et cetera (audio) , -ˈse-trə also it-, nonstandard ek-, nonstandard ik- How to pronounce et cetera (audio) \

Definition of et cetera (Entry 2 of 2)

: and others especially of the same kind : and so forth abbreviation etc.

First Known Use of etcetera

Noun

1597, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Latin phrase

12th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for etcetera

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“Etcetera.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/et%20cetera. Accessed 23 January 2020.

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et cetera

et cet·​era | \ et-ˈse-tə-rə How to pronounce et cetera (audio) , -ˈse-trə \

Kids Definition of et cetera

: and others of the same kind : and so forth : and so on

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