all/other things being equal


used to say what should happen or be true if two situations, products, etc., are different in a specified way but not in other ways
All things being equal, a person with a PhD should be getting a higher salary than someone with only a master's degree.

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Recent Examples on the Web All other things being equal, the fewer workers there are relative to the rest of the population, the higher the tax burden on each person who does work, and the lower the per capita output. Prarthana Prakash, Fortune Europe, 29 May 2024 But, for example, mathematicians value short proofs over long ones, all other things being equal. Quanta Magazine, 1 Feb. 2024 But all things being equal, OLEDs can require up to three times the power as a standard LED screen. Scharon Harding, Ars Technica, 28 Apr. 2023 But, all other things being equal, being a valedictorian counts for more than just a line in the graduation program. Bill Shaikin, Los Angeles Times, 3 Nov. 2023 Higher debt-servicing costs tend to reduce the firepower companies have to invest and pay workers, other things being equal. Emily Graffeo, Fortune, 1 Sep. 2023 There is far more to the man than his studied posture as a country boy who, all things being equal, would rather be hunting or fishing. Andrew R. Graybill, WSJ, 18 Nov. 2022 All other things being equal, a passthrough creates a quicker kill and better blood trail. Alex Robinson, Outdoor Life, 3 Jan. 2023 True, deficit reduction should, other things being equal, reduce aggregate demand and inflation. Gerard Baker, WSJ, 1 Aug. 2022

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