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English definition of “per capita”

per capita

adverb, adjective     /pəˈkæp.ɪ.tə/ US  /pɚˈkæp.ɪ.t̬ə/ formal
If you express an amount per capita , you mean that amount for each person : France and Germany invest far more per capita in public transport than Britain . The per capita income in the country is very low .Particular and individual
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