non sequitur


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non sequitur

(nahn sek [as in heck]-kwit-her) n. Latin for "it does not follow." The term usually means that a conclusion does not logically follow from the facts or law, stated: "That's a non sequitur."

non sequitur

noun anacoluthon, bad logic, circular reasoning, contradiction of terms, disconnectedness, fallacious argument, fallacious reasoning, fallacy, false reasoning, flaw in the argument, illogical conclusion, illogical deduction, illogical result, inconsequence, irrational conclusion, irrelevancy, loose thinking, lost connection, nonsensicality, nonsensicalness, paralogism, sophism, sophistry, specious argument, specious reasoning, unnounded conclusion, unwarranted conclusion, wrong reaaoning
See also: anacoluthon
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