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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adv. Per unit of population; per person: In that year, Americans earned $15,304 per capita. Among the states, Connecticut has a high per capita income.
  • adv. Equally to each individual.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. per person
  • adj. shared equally among all individuals
  • adv. per person
  • adv. equally among all individuals

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adv. per person
  • adj. per person

Etymologies

Medieval Latin, by heads : Latin per, per + Latin capita, accusative pl. of caput, head.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Latin (Wiktionary)

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