Definition of ceteris paribus in English:

ceteris paribus


  • With other conditions remaining the same; other things being equal.

    ‘shorter hours of labour will, ceteris paribus, reduce the volume of output’
    • ‘Furthermore, illustrates it with some examples, proves that the transformation preserves the ceteris paribus property and presents some complexity results.’
    • ‘Consequently, I argue that even if there are ceteris paribus sentences, it is unlikely that there are ceteris paribus laws.’
    • ‘The former kind of clause I shall call ceteris paribus clause, the latter one closure clause.’


Early 17th century: modern Latin.


ceteris paribus

/ˌkɛtərɪs ˈparɪbʊs/