ceteris paribus

[key-te-rees pah-ri-boo s; English set-er-is par-uh-buh s]

Latin.

other things being equal.

Nearby words

  1. cetaceum,
  2. cetane,
  3. cetane number,
  4. cetatea albă,
  5. cete,
  6. ceti,
  7. cetin,
  8. cetinje,
  9. cetnik,
  10. ceto-

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British Dictionary definitions for ceteris paribus

ceteris paribus

other things being equal

Word Origin for ceteris paribus

C17: Latin

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Word Origin and History for ceteris paribus

ceteris paribus

Modern Latin, literally "other things being equal."

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