non sequitur


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non se·qui·tur

 (nŏn sĕk′wĭ-tər, -to͝or′)
n.
1. An inference or conclusion that does not follow from the premises or evidence.
2. A statement that does not follow logically from what preceded it.

[Latin nōn sequitur, it does not follow : nōn, not + sequitur, third person sing. present tense of sequī, to follow.]

non sequitur

(ˈnɒn ˈsɛkwɪtə)
n
1. a statement having little or no relevance to what preceded it
2. (Logic) logic a conclusion that does not follow from the premises
Abbreviation: non seq
[Latin, literally: it does not follow]

non se•qui•tur

(nɒn ˈsɛk wɪ tər, -ˌtʊər)
n.
1. an inference or a conclusion that does not follow from the premises.
2. a comment that is unrelated to a preceding one.
[1540–50; < Latin: it does not follow]

non sequitur

A Latin phrase meaning it does not follow, used to mean something that does not follow logically from what has already been stated .
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.non sequitur - a reply that has no relevance to what preceded it
reply, response - the speech act of continuing a conversational exchange; "he growled his reply"
2.non sequitur - (logic) a conclusion that does not follow from the premises
conclusion - an intuitive assumption; "jump to a conclusion"
logic - the branch of philosophy that analyzes inference
Translations
johtopäätösväärä

non sequitur

[ˌnɒnˈsekwitəʳ] Nincongruencia f, falta f de lógica
it's a non sequitures una incongruencia

non sequitur

nunlogische (Schluss)folgerung

non sequitur

[ˌnɒnˈsɛkwɪtəʳ] n it is a non sequiturè illogico
References in classic literature ?
Alfred scolds me, every time we meet; and he has the better of me, I grant,--for he really does something; his life is a logical result of his opinions and mine is a contemptible non sequitur.
The Congress leader further said, "There's a word in English called sequitur, and the opposite of it is non sequitur.
In all honesty]") or throws in an abrupt non sequitur ("[Carelessness is in]")--although one would be hard-pressed to say what is and isn't non sequitur here, or to divide the text into the categories of words thought and words spoken.
Is his scaremongering aimed at frightening us into becoming 'Remainians' - it's a complete non sequitur.
The comment was a typical non sequitur by Rafsanjani.
voice there is no such thing as non sequitur when you are in
So, the suggestion for a debate is non sequitur ( a statement that does not logically follow the previous statement) and a non- starter," party spokesperson Manish Tewari said.
The Glaswegian often seems to unsettle post-match interviewers with a carefully timed non sequitur and the subject of Carroll tends to bring out his most abrasive side.
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1): There appears to be a non sequitur in the examples given.
The surreal, absurd non sequitur here is a consistent feature of a book that is, ultimately, a mystifying miscellany.