Per-capita



[per kap-i-tuh] /pər ˈkæp ɪ tə/

adverb
1.
by or for each individual person:
income per capita.
adjective
2.
Law. noting or pertaining to a method of dividing an estate by which all those equally related to the decedent take equal shares individually without regard to the number of lines of descent.
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/pə ˈkæpɪtə/
adjective, adverb
1.
of or for each person

Latin, literally “by the head,” from per (see per) + capita “head” (see capital).
per capita [(puhr kap-i-tuh)]

A Latin phrase literally meaning “by heads,” and translated as “for each person.” It is a common unit for expressing data in statistics. A country’s per capita personal income, for example, is the average personal income per person.

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