post hoc, ergo propter hoc

[ pohst-hohk, er-goh prohp-ter hohk; English pohst-hok, er-goh prop-ter hok ]

Latin.
  1. after this, therefore because of it: a formula designating an error in logic that accepts as a cause something that merely occurred earlier in time.

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How to use post hoc, ergo propter hoc in a sentence

  • Post hoc ergo propter hoc may not always be safe logic, but here I seemed to perceive a natural connection of cause and effect.