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See also: postfactum
From Latin: "after the fact"
- After the fact; after the focus of an activity has already occurred.
- 2008, Adam Winn, The Purpose of Mark's Gospel, →ISBN, page 67:
- But if Mark recorded this prophecy post factum, he risked nothing and, as we have demonstrated above, he gained a great deal (Jesus is confirmed as a great prophet, God is understood as in control in the midst of crisis, encouragement is given to confused and frightened disciples, and the power of Rome is disarmed).
- 2012, Anne E. Mills, The Acquisition of Gender: A Study of English and German, →ISBN, page 143:
- It was not found necessary either in the formulation of the hypotheses or in the explanations offered post factum to appeal to any innate language-specific capacity.
- After the fact; occurring after the focus of an activity has already occurred.
- 2010, John K. Rhoads, Critical Issues in Social Theory, →ISBN, page 34:
- Merton cautioned against confusing post factum sociological interpretations with social theory.
- 2014, Paul Rodgers & Joyce Yee, The Routledge Companion to Design Research, →ISBN, page 365:
- Parallel to this is an interest in the notion of post factum documentation, that is, when the 'designerly' drawings have supposedly stopped.