Definition of ceteris paribus in English:

ceteris paribus


  • With other conditions remaining the same.

    ‘shorter hours of labor will, ceteris paribus, reduce the volume of output’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Furthermore, illustrates it with some examples, proves that the transformation preserves the ceteris paribus property and presents some complexity results.’


Early 17th century: modern Latin.


ceteris paribus

/ˌkād(ə)rəs ˈperəbəs//ˌkeɪd(ə)rəs ˈpɛrəbəs/