etcetera

noun et·cet·era \ et-ˈse-tə-rə , -ˈse-trə also it- , nonstandard ek- , nonstandard ik- \
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of etcetera

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

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First Known Use of etcetera

1597


et cetera

Latin phrase et cet·era \ et-ˈse-tə-rə , -ˈse-trə also it- , nonstandard ek- , nonstandard ik- \

Definition of et cetera

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

Origin and Etymology of et cetera

Latin


ETCETERA Defined for Kids

et cetera

et cet·era \ et-ˈse-tə-rə , -ˈse-trə \

Definition of et cetera for Students

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

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