capita capita  /ˈkæ pɪ tə/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a headlike protuberance on an organ or structure
  2. (n) the upper part of the human body or the front part of the body in animals; contains the face and brains

Usage(s):

  1. In 1961, per-capita income in South Korea was less than $100 a year.
  2. If the trend continues, in just five years China could have the most addicts per capita of any major economy.
  3. That is far above the international average of about 4 tons per capita, which makes America the top five carbon dioxide polluter on the planet.

News

  1. Request to reduce Clinton's costs for landfill use fails

     A request by a Clinton city councilwoman for a decrease in the solid waste per capita rate did not receive enough support to move forward in discussions by the county's solid waste agency board Thursday night.
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Clinton Herald

  2. Hottest Brands In India

    India is a poor country, with per capita income under $2,000 a year. It's not a luxury market, like China, Brazil, Russia and the advanced economies. But it is a consumer staples market. With 1.2 billion people getting richer every year, multinationals and local Indian firms are finding new growth opportunities in health and beauty and telecom. Investors can get in on some of the action. Many of ...
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Forbes

  3. Should I Invest in Capita?

    Can Capita's total return beat the wider market?        
    on June 11, 2013     Source: The Motley Fool

Quotes

  1. "There is simply no case for the pressure that we, who have been among the lowest emitters per capita, face to actually reduce emissions," Ramesh said to Clinton at a conference on climate change in Gurgaon, near New Delhi, on July 19. "And...
    on Jul 21, 2009 By: Jairam Ramesh Source: TIME

  2. "Despite our development imperatives, our per capita GHG emissions will not exceed the per capita GHG emissions of the developed industrialised countries," Singh said.
    on Jun 30, 2008 By: Manmohan Singh Source: Reuters

  3. Answering Romney last week, Giuliani said New York "had the least amount of illegality per capita of any major city in the country and I brought that change about."
    on Aug 14, 2007 By: Rudy Giuliani Source: Washington Post

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