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per capitaadverb, adjective

uk   /pə ˈkæp.ɪ.tə/  us   /pɝ ˈkæp.ɪ.t̬ə/ formal
(Definition of per capita from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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per capitaadjective, adverb [not gradable]

 /pər ˈkæp·ɪ·t̬ə/
for each ​person, esp. when ​considering all of the ​people in a ​group: New Hampshire ​ranks second per capita in the ​percentage of ​NationalGuardmembers who ​served in Iraq. Texas has the most ​state and ​localgovernment employees on a per-capita ​basis.
(Definition of per capita from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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per capitaadjective [before noun]

(also per-capita) uk   us   formal ECONOMICS, FINANCE
used to refer to the ​amount of ​incomeearned, ​moneyspent, ​goodsproduced, etc. by or for each ​person: The ​sharpfall in per capita ​income was one of the ​signs of the ​financialcrisis.

per capitaadverb

uk   us   formal ECONOMICS, FINANCE
if you ​state an ​amountper capita, you ​mean that ​amount for each ​person: While the country's ​GDProse 46% ​per capita from 1980, the ​average family ​incomerose only 9.5%.
(Definition of per capita from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “per capita”
in Chinese (Simplified) 人均(的)…
in Turkish her bir fert/birey için, kişi başına…
in Russian на душу населения…
in Chinese (Traditional) 每人(的)…
in Polish na głowę lub mieszkańca…
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