non sequitur definition

  • noun:
    • An inference or summary that doesn't follow from the premises or evidence.
    • A statement that doesn't follow logically from just what preceded it.
    • Any abrupt and inexplicable transition or event.
    • Any invalid debate where summary can't be logically deduced from premises; a logical fallacy.
    • A statement that does not logically follow a statement that came before it.
    • A kind of pun that makes use of a big change of term, subject, or indicating which will make a joke of this listener’s expectation.
    • In law or logic, an inference or a conclusion which does not follow through the premises.
    • an answer that features no relevance from what preceded it
    • (logic) a conclusion that does not follow from the premises
  • others:
    • An inference which will not follow from the premises.

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