etc Full Form is Et Cetera. This is a Latin term or expression, which means ‘and so forth’ or ‘and other things’. This single word ‘etcetera’ is represented and used very commonly as ‘etc.’ It is often used in places where there is a need for a logical continuation of a series of things or descriptions.
Originally, European Monarchs, who at times had very lengthy titles, shortened their names and titles by concluding with three etcetera – like ‘etcetera, etcetera, etcetera. This has eventually become a practice in written and spoken language where lists of things or persons are to be stated. For instance, ‘The new vehicle had power windows, power locks, heated seats, etc.’ The term etcetera has also been used humorously, airily, or dismissively.