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etcetera

[et-set-er-uh, ‐se-truh] /ɛtˈsɛt ər ə, ‐ˈsɛ trə/
noun, plural etceteras.
1.
a number of other things or persons unspecified.
2.
etceteras, extras or sundries.
Origin of etcetera
1375-1425
1375-1425; noun use of et cetera
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British Dictionary definitions for etcetera

et cetera

/ɪt ˈsɛtrə/
uknown
1.
and the rest; and others; and so forth: used at the end of a list to indicate that other items of the same class or type should be considered or included
2.
or the like; or something else similar
See also etceteras
Abbreviation etc., &c
Usage note
It is unnecessary to use and before etc as etc (et cetera) already means and other things. The repetition of etc, as in he brought paper, ink, notebooks, etc, etc, is avoided except in informal contexts
Word Origin
from Latin, from et and + cetera the other (things)
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