Meaning of et cetera

et cet•er•a

Pronunciation: (et set'ur-u, se'tru), [key]
  1. and others; and so forth; and so on (used to indicate that more of the same sort or class might have been mentioned, but for brevity have been omitted):Abbr.: etc. He had dogs, cats, guinea pigs, frogs, et cetera, as pets.

et•cet•er•a

Pronunciation: (et-set'ur-u, -se'tru), [key]
— pl. -er•as.
  1. a number of other things or persons unspecified.
  2. extras or sundries.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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