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post hoc, ergo propter hoc

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

[prawp-ter hawk; English prop-ter hok]
adverb Latin.
  1. because of this.
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