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post hoc(hŏk, hōk)
adv. & adj.
In or of the form of an argument in which one event is asserted to be the cause of a later event simply by virtue of having happened earlier: grasping at reasons post hoc; a post hoc fallacy.
[Latin, short for post hoc, ergō propter hoc, after this, therefore because of this : post, after + hoc, neuter of hic, this.]
post hoc(ˈpəʊst ˈhɒk)
(Logic) logic the fallacy of assuming that temporal succession is evidence of causal relation
[from Latin, short for Post hoc ergo propter hoc after this, therefore on account of this]
A Latin phrase meaning after this, used to describe the fallacy of assuming a later event is caused by an earlier one.