It is used to continue a line of thought toward an assumed direction.
“On a farm one may find ducks, cows, pigs, sheep, horses, mice, etc.”
In this example, one may continues the thought by adding in place of the “etc.” more commonly found baryard animals. The ETC. shortens the sentence to a managable length and assumes the reader gets the point by the time it is used at the end of a sentence.
Also can mean:
So on and so forth.
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what does etc mean in text?
It means the speak in the text or w/e has much more to say and can go on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on. Get the idea?
It means et cetera, end thinking critical (Probably) But as in, cogs, boats, rivers, etc.
It means etcetera. Spelt wrong but still
thats what etc means.
etc. means eccetera. also meaning “so on..” for example: i like clothes; jackets, jeans, shirts, etc.