denial of the antecedent

: the logical fallacy of inferring the negation of the consequent of an implication from the negation of the antecedent (as in "if it rains then the game is canceled but it has not rained therefore the game is not canceled") compare affirmation of the consequent

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“Denial of the antecedent.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/denial%20of%20the%20antecedent. Accessed 18 Jul. 2024.

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