other things being equal


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other things being equal

 and all things being equal
Cliché if things stay the way they are now; if there are no complications from other factors. Other things being equal, we should have no trouble getting your order to you on time. I anticipate no problems, all things being equal.
See also: being, equal, other, thing

(all) other things being equal

if in all other ways two situations are the same or similar All other things being equal, a professor can get higher ratings from students by giving higher grades.
Usage notes: also used in the form all things being equal: All things being equal, children are better off having both a mother and father in the home.
See also: being, equal, other, thing

(all) other things being equal

  also all things being equal
if everything happens as you expect it to happen All things being equal, I should be home by Thursday.
See also: being, equal, other, thing

other things being equal

Also, all else being equal. Given the same circumstances, as in Other things being equal, I prefer the green sofa. This term is a translation of the Latin phrase ceteris paribus, which was widely used until the 18th century, when it began to be replaced by the English equivalent.
See also: being, equal, other, thing
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