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post hoc

[ pohst-hohk; English pohst-hok ]
/ ˈpoʊst ˈhoʊk; English ˈpoʊst ˈhɒk /
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adverb Latin.
after this; afterward.
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British Dictionary definitions for post hoc

post hoc
/ (ˈpəʊst ˈhɒk) /

noun
logic the fallacy of assuming that temporal succession is evidence of causal relation

Word Origin for post hoc

from Latin, short for Post hoc ergo propter hoc after this, therefore on account of this
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