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et cetera

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English

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Etymology

From [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] et cētera (and the rest" or "and so forth)

Pronunciation

Adverb

et cetera (not comparable)

Positive
et cetera

Comparative
not comparable

Superlative
none (absolute)

  1. And the rest, and the others; to complete a list.
    The grocery sells cucumbers, lettuce, radishes, etc.
  2. And so forth; to indicate missing information, often well known.
    The plagiarism was painfully obvious: "It was the best of times, it was the worst of times," etc.

Usage notes

  • Abbreviated as etc.; formerly also as &c..

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Latin

Phrase

et cetera

  1. And the rest; and the others; and so on.

Usage notes

Often abbreviated etc. or &c. Ampersand (&) comes from the Latin word et, meaning and.

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