Definition of per capita in English:

per capita

Syllabification: per cap·i·ta
Pronunciation: /pər ˈkapitə
 
/

adverb & adjective

  • For each person; in relation to people taken individually: [as adverb]: the state had fewer banks per capita than elsewhere [as adjective]: per capita spending

Origin

late 17th century: Latin, literally 'by heads'.

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