post hoc ergo propter hoc

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Etymology[edit]

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Phrase[edit]

post hoc ergo propter hoc

  1. (logic) after this, therefore because of this

Usage notes[edit]

  • The logical fallacy that because something happens after something else, then the first event must be the cause of the second.