Et Cetera Definition

ĕt sĕtər-ə, sĕtrə
And others; and the like; and the rest; and so forth.
Webster's New World
Or the like; or others of the same kind; or something similar.
Webster's New World
And so forth; to indicate missing information, often well known.
The plagiarism was painfully obvious: "It was the best of times, it was the worst of times," etc.

Other Word Forms of Et Cetera


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Origin of Et Cetera

  • Latin et and cētera the rest neuter pl. of cēterus ko- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin et cētera (“and the rest" or "and so forth”)

    From Wiktionary

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