Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “etc.”

See all translations

etc.

abbreviation for et cetera: and other similar things. It is used instead of giving a complete list: They ask for your personal details - age, sex, nationality, etc.
Translations of “etc.”
in Korean 등등…
in Arabic إلخ ..…
in Portuguese etc.…
in Catalan etc.…
in Japanese ~など…
in Italian ecc.…
in Chinese (Traditional) 以及諸如此類, 以及其他, 等等…
in Chinese (Simplified) 以及诸如此类, 以及其他, 等等…
(Definition of etc. from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “etc.” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

comma

the symbol , used in writing to separate parts of a sentence showing a slight pause, or to separate the single things in a list

Word of the Day

Lies, lies, lies!

by Kate Woodford,
February 25, 2015
​​​ According to sociologists (=people who study the relationships between people living in groups), we are good at lying. As a species, we have developed a remarkable ability to deceive each other (= persuade each other that something false is true). Being able to say things that are not true can help with

Read More 

showrooming noun

February 23, 2015
the activity of examining a product in a physical store and then making the purchase with an online retailer Amazon’s new smartphone is specifically designed to make showrooming fast and easy.

Read More