Definition of per capita in US English:

per capita

adjective & adverb

  • 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’
    apiece, per person, per capita, to each, for each, from each, individually, respectively
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Origin

Late 17th century: Latin, literally ‘by heads’.

Pronunciation

per capita

/pər ˈkæpədə//pər ˈkapədə/