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other (or all) things being equal

Definition of other or all things being equal in English:

Provided that other factors or circumstances remain the same: it follows that, other things being equal, the price level will rise
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  • Once this finds an outlet through trade and specialisation, all things being equal, material progress follows.
  • It does not always provide for perfect justice or perfect security but, all things being equal, it is an improvement over the endless territorial and tribal wars that came before.
  • So, all other things being equal, the left-handed trait, which is largely genetic, should have died out long ago in prehistory.
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