Definitions

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  • etc., abbreviation of et cetera.

Etymologies

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From an orthographic variant of etc., which used the ligature of et, &.

Examples

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  • I can't write the & symbol. Some kind of symbol dyslexia I think. So &c is out, unless I type it, and spend too much time in front of keyboards and screens as it is.

    March 13, 2013

  • I much prefer this to etc and use it frequently.

    March 13, 2013

  • I use it as often as I can (to wit, as remains below the annoyance threshold of my coworkers and clients)

    March 13, 2013

  • I tend to see the &c. symbol used in the early 1800 dictionaries.

    March 12, 2013

  • How easy?

    May 12, 2012