from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- And other unspecified things of the same class; and so forth.
from The Century Dictionary.
- noun And others; and so forth; and so on: generally used when a number of individuals of a class have been specified, to indicate that more of the same sort might have been mentioned, but for shortness are omitted: as, stimulants comprise brandy, rum, whisky, wine, beer, etcetera.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- Others of the like kind; and the rest; and so on; -- used to point out that
other thingswhich could be mentioned are to be understood. Usually abbreviated into etc. or &c. (&c.)
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- phrase And the rest, and the others; to complete a list.
- phrase And so forth; to indicate missing information, often well known.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- noun additional unspecified odds and ends; more of the same
- adverb continuing in the same way
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
[Latin : et, and + cētera, the rest, neuter pl. of cēterus; see ko- in Indo-European roots.]
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From Latin et cētera ("and the rest" or "and so forth")
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