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Ceteris paribus Definition from Arts & Humanities Dictionaries & Glossaries
JM Latin-English Dictionary
All else being equal
Ceteris paribus Definition from Business & Finance Dictionaries & Glossaries
Raynet Business & Marketing Glossary
all things being equal'; used when making causal assumptions especially in economics.Copyright © 2001, Ray Wright
Ceteris paribus Definition from Social Science Dictionaries & Glossaries
A Glossary of Political Economy Terms
Latin expression for "other things being equal." The term is used in economic analysis when the analyst wants to focus on explaining the effect of changes in one (independent) variable on changes in another (dependent) variable without having to worry about the possible offsetting effects of still other independent variables on the dependent variable under examination. For example, " an increase in the price of beef will result, ceteris paribus, in less beef being sold to consumers." [Putting aside the possibility that the prices of chicken, pork, fish and lamb simultaneously increased by even larger percentages, or that consumer incomes have also jumped sharply, or that CBS News has just announced that beef prevents AIDS, etc. -- an increase in the price of beef will result in less beef being sold to consumers.
Ceteris paribus Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
Wikipedia English - The Free Encyclopedia
or is a Latin phrase, literally translated as "with other things the same," or "all other things being equal or held constant." It is an example of an ablative absolute and is commonly rendered in English as "all other things being equal." A prediction, or a statement about causal or logical connections between two states of affairs, is qualified by ceteris paribus in order to acknowledge, and to rule out, the possibility of other factors that could override the relationship between the antecedent and the consequent.
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Ceteris paribus Definition from Law Dictionaries & Glossaries
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Ceteris paribus Definition from Language, Idioms & Slang Dictionaries & Glossaries
1. all other things being equal