ceteris paribus

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Etymology[edit]

New Latin cēterīs, the ablative plural of cēterus (the other), + pāribus, the ablative plural of pār (equal).

Adverb[edit]

ceteris paribus (not comparable)

  1. other things being equal; with all other things or factors remaining the same.

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Usage notes[edit]

  • Used when comparing something to something else that is different in some way but required to be the same in all other ways for the comparison to work.