post hoc definition

  • adverb:
    • In or associated with type of a quarrel in which one occasion is asserted becoming the cause of a later event by just virtue of getting happened earlier on: visiting conclusions post hoc; post hoc thinking.
    • following the fact
  • adjective:
    • after the fact
  • noun:
    • a case of the post hoc ergo propter hoc fallacy, where temporal purchase is mistaken for causation.
    • the reasonable fallacy of thinking that temporal succession indicates a causal connection

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