Origin of ceteris paribusL, other things being equal
adverbAbbr. cet. par.
Origin of ceteris paribusNew Latin cēterīs paribus with other things equal Latin cēterīs ablative pl. of cēterus the other, the rest Latin paribus ablative pl. of pār equal
- Used when comparing something to something else that is different in some way but required to be the same in all other ways for the comparison to work.
New Latin cēterīs, the ablative plural of cēterus (“the other”), + pāribus, the ablative plural of pār (“equal”).