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et cet•er•a(ɛt ˈsɛt ər ə, ˈsɛ trə)
and others; and so forth; and so on (used to indicate that more of the same sort or class have been omitted for brevity). Abbr.: etc.
[1100–50; late Old English < Latin]
usage: et cetera appears in English writing mostly in its abbreviated form, etc. The expression and et cetera is redundant.
et•cet•er•a(ɛtˈsɛt ər ə, -ˈsɛ trə)
n., pl. -er•as.
1. a number of other things or persons unspecified.
2. etceteras, extras or sundries.
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|Noun||1.||etcetera - additional unspecified odds and ends; more of the same; "his report was full of etceteras"|
stuff - miscellaneous unspecified objects; "the trunk was full of stuff"
|Adv.||1.||etcetera - continuing in the same way|
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