Is there a phrase or expression to be used instead of "providing all other conditions hold" in the following context?

There are a sec of conditions, x among them, that are required to hold for our purpose. But, providing all other conditions hold, feature A compensates for x.

  • Looks just right. Commented Jul 11, 2017 at 21:26
  • @YosefBaskin Yes but I want another phrase, preferably one that is shorter. I remember there was a latin phrase, but I don't remember what was it. :)
    – Sasan
    Commented Jul 11, 2017 at 21:29
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    Amen...hahaha :)
    – Kace36
    Commented Jul 11, 2017 at 21:32

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Ceteris paribus:

...if all other relevant things, factors, or elements remain unaltered

Merriam-Webster online dictionary

However, using this one depends on how you define "hold." Hold without modification? Don't change their current status? Yes. Hold true? No, unaltered doesn't mean true.

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    But "ceteris paribus" means "providing all other things are equal". Can I use it in the sense of "providing all other conditions hold"?
    – Sasan
    Commented Jul 11, 2017 at 21:37
  • Yes, "if all things remain unaltered". Unaltered in this sense is the same as "hold". They are not changing. It's another way of saying the same thing.
    – Kace36
    Commented Jul 11, 2017 at 21:44


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