all/other things being equal

Definition of all/other things being equal

formal

  1. —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.

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  the whole amount, quantity, or extent of

    :  as much as possible

    :  every member or individual component of

  1. :  wholly, quite

    :  only, exclusively

    :  just

  1. :  the whole number, quantity, or amount :  totality

    : used in such phrases as for all I know, for all I care, and for all the good it does to indicate a lack of knowledge, interest, or effectiveness

    :  everybody, everything

  1. :  the whole of one's possessions, resources, or energy

otherplay
  1. :  being the one (as of two or more) remaining or not included

    :  being the one or ones distinct from that or those first mentioned or implied

    :  second

  1. :  one that remains of two or more

    :  a thing opposite to or excluded by something else

    :  a different or additional one

  1. :  one of two that remains

    :  each preceding one

    :  a different or additional one

  1. :  otherwise

thingplay things
  1. :  a matter of concern :  affair

    :  state of affairs in general or within a specified or implied sphere

    :  a particular state of affairs :  situation

equalplay
  1. :  of the same measure, quantity, amount, or number as another

    :  identical in mathematical value or logical denotation :  equivalent

    :  like in quality, nature, or status

  1. :  one that is equal

    :  an equal quantity

  1. :  to be equal to

    :  to be identical in value to

    :  equalize


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