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per cap·i·ta

 (pər kăp′ĭ-tə)
adv. & adj.
1. Per unit of population; per person: In that year, Americans earned $15,304 per capita. Among the states, Connecticut has a high per capita income.
2. Equally to each individual.

[Medieval Latin, by heads : Latin per, per + Latin capita, accusative pl. of caput, head.]

per capita

(pə ˈkæpɪtə)
adj, adv
(Statistics) of or for each person
[Latin, literally: according to heads]

per cap•i•ta

(pər ˈkæp ɪ tə)
adj., adv.
by or for each individual person: income per capita.
[1675–85; < Latin: literally, by heads]

per capita

A Latin phrase meaning according to heads, used to mean for or of each person.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.per capita - per person; "among the states Connecticut has a high per capita income"
proportionate - being in due proportion; "proportionate representation of a minority group"
Adv.1.per capita - per person; "we are spending $5,000 per capita annually for education in this district"
Translations

per capita

[pəˈkæpɪtə]
A. ADVper cápita
B. CPD per capita consumption Nconsumo m per cápita
the per capita consumption of alcoholel consumo de alcohol per cápita
per capita income Ningresos mpl per cápita

per capita

[pərˈkæpɪtə]
adj [wage, expenditure, consumption] → per capita, par tête
advper capita, par tête

per capita

adjPro-Kopf-; per capita incomePro-Kopf-Einkommen nt
advpro Kopf; what is the average wage per capita?wie hoch ist der Durchschnittslohn pro Kopf?

per capita

[pəˈkæpɪtə] adj & advpro capite (inv)
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The reason for choosing rice is because it is the staple food of The Gambia with a per caput consumption of 117kg per annum of which only 17% is produced locally.
According to the nation-wide food consumption surveys conducted in Pakistan, the average daily per caput energy intake covered the daily requirements in the periods 1984-85 and 1987-88.
8 million tonnes, with per caput rice intake steady at 57.