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[et-set-er-uh, ‐se-truh] /ɛtˈsɛt ər ə, ‐ˈsɛ trə/
noun, plural etceteras.
a number of other things or persons unspecified.
etceteras, extras or sundries.
Origin of etcetera
1375-1425; noun use of et cetera Unabridged
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  • They broke windows, threw bottles at cops, etcetera.
  • The process is fraught with arbitrariness, internecine politics, etcetera.
  • But to deliver such an education in a distance-learning environment requires serious application, proctored exams, etcetera.
  • Progress can be measured economically, by public health statistics, etcetera.
  • If the contactor provides all the containers, maintains them, etcetera.
  • They need to have an understanding of the student growth percentile and eventually the value-added model, etcetera.
  • Absolutely right that it puts them at a disadvantage and etcetera, but the case law all says that absent good cause.
British Dictionary definitions for etcetera

et cetera

/ɪt ˈsɛtrə/
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
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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