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"etc." in British English

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etc.

uk   /ɪt.ˈset.ər.ə/  us   /ˈset̬.ɚ-/
abbreviation for et cetera: and other ​similar things. It is used to ​avoid giving a ​completelist: We ​sawlots 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, ​includingmath, ​science, ​languagestudy, 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.

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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