Definition of ceteris paribus in English:

ceteris paribus

Line breaks: cet|eris pari|bus
Pronunciation: /ˌkeɪtərɪs ˈparɪbʊs
, ˌsɛt-, ˌsiːt-/


With other conditions remaining the same; other things being equal: shorter hours of labour will, ceteris paribus, reduce the volume of output
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  • 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.
  • Consequently, I argue that even if there are ceteris paribus sentences, it is unlikely that there are ceteris paribus laws.


early 17th century: modern Latin.

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