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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.]
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per capita(pə ˈkæpɪtə)
(Statistics) of or for each person
[Latin, literally: according to heads]
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per cap•i•ta(pər ˈkæp ɪ tə)
by or for each individual person: income per capita.
[1675–85; < Latin: literally, by heads]
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A Latin phrase meaning according to heads, used to mean for or of each person.
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|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"|
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A. ADV → per cápita
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per capita[pəˈkæpɪtə] adj & adv → pro capite (inv)
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