from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adv. 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: coming to conclusions post hoc; post hoc reasoning.
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- adj. after the fact
- adv. after the fact
- n. An instance of the post hoc ergo propter hoc fallacy, in which temporal order is confused with causation.
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- n. the logical fallacy of believing that temporal succession implies a causal relation
Latin, short for post hoc, ergō propter hoc, after this, therefore because of this : post, after + hoc, neuter of hic, this.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Latin post hoc (Wiktionary)
From Latin post hoc ergo propter hoc (Wiktionary)