Definition of per capita adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


per capita

adjective, adverb
BrE BrE// ˈkæpɪtə//
; NAmE NAmE//pər ˈkæpɪtə//
(from Latin)
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for each person Per capita income rose sharply last year. average earnings per capita Word Originlate 17th cent.: Latin, literally ‘by heads’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: per capita