"et cetera (etc.)" (Latin)

by Craig Shrives

What does the Latin term et cetera (etc.) mean?

"Et cetera" is a Latin term that translates to "and the rest" or "and so forth." It is commonly abbreviated as "etc." and is used to indicate that there are additional items, examples, or elements that could be included but are not explicitly mentioned.

Examples in Sentences

Here are three example sentences using the term "et cetera":
  • She packed her suitcase with clothes, toiletries, shoes, etc., ensuring she had everything she needed for the trip.
  • The store offers a wide selection of fruits, vegetables, dairy products, etc., catering to a variety of customers' needs.
  • In the meeting, they discussed marketing strategies, budget allocations, target demographics, etc., to develop a comprehensive plan.
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