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Definitions for per capita
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Princeton's WordNet

  1. per capita(adverb)

    per person

    "among the states Connecticut has a high per capita income"

  2. per capita, for each person, of each person(adverb)

    per person

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


  1. per capita(Adverb)

    per person

  2. per capita(Adverb)

    equally among all individuals

  3. per capita(Adjective)

    per person

  4. per capita(Adjective)

    shared equally among all individuals


  1. Per capita

    Per capita is a Latin prepositional phrase: per and capita. The phrase thus means "by heads" or "for each head", i.e. per individual/person. The term is used in a wide variety of social sciences and statistical research contexts, including government statistics, economic indicators, and built environment studies. It is commonly and usually used in the field of statistics in place of saying "for each person" or "per person". It is also used in wills to indicate that each of the named beneficiaries should receive, by devise or bequest, equal shares of the estate. This is in contrast to a per stirpes division, in which each branch of the inheriting family inherits an equal share of the estate.

Editors Contribution

  1. per capita

    Per capita (adj) eaqually divided to each person or per head.

    Per capita is identified as one of each individual to be part.

    Submitted by pinkss5 on October 21, 2015  

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of per capita in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of per capita in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of per capita in a Sentence

  1. John Urbanchuk:

    I was appalled when I looked at the numbers, fluid milk consumption per capita is down by 9.7 percent in the last five years, ice cream consumption is down 3.3 percent. People are just not consuming milk, and its putting the dairy industry in a bad place.

  2. Colombian President Iván Duque:

    Colombia, once again, is showing the world that even in the midst of fiscal constraints, with a per capita income of less than $ 8,000 dollars.

  3. Bernie Sanders:

    First of all, the dysfunctionality of the current health care system is obviously apparent, as I said earlier, there are people who hesitategoing to the doctor. ... Clearly we are not prepared, and Trump only exacerbates the crisis. When we spend twice as much per capita as any other nation, one might expect were gonna have enough doctors all over this country. One might expect were gonna have affordable prescription drugs.

  4. Mary J. Ruwart:

    [T]he Swiss people are the best practitioners of the ideals of non-aggression. The Swiss national government posts are parttime positions. Most decisions are made at the canton (state) level. Swiss per capita income is the highest in the world, showing that non-aggression pays. How did the Swiss come to adopt a relatively non-aggressive constitution in an aggressive world? In the mid-1800s, they imitated our constitution and stuck with it!

  5. Riksbank Deputy Governor Martin Floden:

    Australia and Canada are countries that are not known for good climate work. Greenhouse gas emissions per capita are among the highest in the world, as a result of the new investment policy, we sold our holdings of bonds issued by Alberta in the spring. For the same reason, we have recently sold our holdings in bonds issued by the Australian states of Queensland and Western Australia.

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