post hoc, ergo propter hoc

Latin phrase post hoc, er·go prop·ter hoc \ ˈpȯst-ˌhōk ˌer-gō-ˈprȯp-ter-ˌhōk \

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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