post hoc, ergo propter hoc

Latin phrase
post hoc, er·​go prop·​ter hoc | \ ˈpȯst-ˌhōk ˌer-gō-ˈprȯp-ter-ˌhōk How to pronounce post hoc, ergo propter hoc (audio) \

Definition of post hoc, ergo propter hoc

: after this, therefore because of this : because an event occurred first, it must have caused this later event used to describe a fallacious argument

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“Post hoc, ergo propter hoc.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/post%20hoc%2C%20ergo%20propter%20hoc. Accessed 17 Aug. 2022.

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