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PER CAPITA

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does per capita mean? 

PER CAPITA (adjective)
  The adjective PER CAPITA has 1 sense:

1. per person

  Familiarity information: PER CAPITA used as an adjective is very rare.


PER CAPITA (adverb)
  The adverb PER CAPITA has 1 sense:

1. per person

  Familiarity information: PER CAPITA used as an adverb is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


PER CAPITA (adjective)


Sense 1per capita [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Per person

Context example:

among the states Connecticut has a high per capita income

Similar:

proportionate (being in due proportion)


PER CAPITA (adverb)


Sense 1per capita [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Per person

Synonyms:

for each person; of each person; per capita

Context example:

we are spending $5,000 per capita annually for education in this district


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