Meaning of “etc.” in the English Dictionary

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"etc." in British English

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etc.

uk /ɪtˈset.ər.ə/ us /ˈset̬.ɚ.ər.ə/

abbreviation for et cetera: and other similar things. It is used to avoid giving a complete list:

We saw lots of lions, tigers, elephants, etc.

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(Definition of “etc.” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"etc." in American English

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etc.adverb

us /etˌset̬·ər·ə, ɪt-, -ˈse·trə/

abbreviation for et cetera (= and other similar things):

The children use computers in many instructional areas, including math, science, language study, etc.
Note: Used after a list.

(Definition of “etc.” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"etc." in Business English

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etc.

uk us

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.

(Definition of “etc.” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)