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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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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.
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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)
Translations of “etc.”
in Arabic إلخ ..…
in Korean 등등…
in Portuguese etc.…
in Catalan etc.…
in Japanese ~など…
in Chinese (Simplified) 以及诸如此类, 以及其他, 等等…
in Chinese (Traditional) 以及諸如此類, 以及其他, 等等…
in Italian ecc.…
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