post hoc, ergo propter hoc

[ pohst hohk, er-goh prohp-ter hohk; English pohst hok, ur-goh prop-ter hok er-goh ]
/ ˈpoʊst ˈhoʊk, ˈɛr goʊ ˈproʊp tɛr ˌhoʊk; English ˈpoʊst ˈhɒk, ˈɜr goʊ ˈprɒp tər ˌhɒk ˈɛr goʊ /

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.

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Definition for propter (2 of 2)

propter hoc
[ prawp-ter hawk; English prop-ter hok ]
/ ˈprɔp tɛr ˈhɔk; English ˈprɒp tər ˈhɒk /

adverb Latin.

because of this.
Compare post hoc.
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