post hoc


post hoc

adjective \ˈpōst-ˈhäk\

Definition of POST HOC

:  relating to or being the fallacy of arguing from temporal sequence to a causal relation
:  formulated after the fact <a post hoc rationalization>

Origin of POST HOC

New Latin post hoc, ergo propter hoc after this, therefore because of this
First Known Use: 1704


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