post hoc, ergo propter hoc

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

Latin.

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.

Nearby words

  1. post chaise,
  2. post entry,
  3. post exchange,
  4. post factum,
  5. post hoc,
  6. post horn,
  7. post horse,
  8. post house,
  9. post meridiem,
  10. post mill

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