from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A common abbreviation of etcetera.

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  • adverb Alternative form of etc.

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  • adverb continuing in the same way


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  • in linux/UNIX in 2015, \etc\ is the configuration file directory.

    it seems common to pronounce etc like 'etsy' or 'et see' instead of 'etcetera'
    from the linux documentation project: " it contains all system related configuration files in here or in its sub-directories"

    September 18, 2015