all/other things being equal

idiom

Definition of all/other things being equal

formal
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.

Learn More about all/other things being equal

Share all/other things being equal

Resources for all/other things being equal

Statistics for all/other things being equal

Look-up Popularity

Comments on all/other things being equal

What made you want to look up all/other things being equal? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

to boil down or concentrate

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Original Meanings Quiz

  • rembrandt-painting-a-young-scholar-and-his-tutor
  • Which of the following is the earliest known sense of the word awe?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!