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A shortening of "et cetera," a Latin phrase literally meaning "and the others," used to allude to or include other similar things without naming them directly. (The ampersand, "&," is actually a ligature of "et," which means "and.") I didn't do much today besides housework—you know, the laundry, the dishes, &c. It's a birthday party, so we'll just have cake, ice cream, &c. Elaine told me to do a few things while she's out: check the department voicemail, go through the mail each day, &c. No big deal.
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