Updated: 04/26/2017 by Computer Hope

Shorthand for et cetera, etc. is used when listing similar related items. For example, if you're listing numbers, etc. could be used as shown below.

Numbers include 1, 2, 3, 4, etc.

Looking at the above example, you would understand in addition to the numbers listed, the list could continue as 5, 6, 7, and may go on forever.

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