Definitions

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  • n. A logical conclusion or consequence of facts.

Etymologies

From the Latin sequitur ("it follows"), the third person form of sequor ("I follow"). (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • The non sequitur is yours I'm afraid: There is nothing about voice recognition that requires processing anything but the "physicality" of soundwaves.

    Bunny and a Book

  • Aiguy: The non sequitur is yours I'm afraid: There is nothing about voice recognition that requires processing anything but the "physicality" of soundwaves.

    Bunny and a Book

  • Another non-sequitur is a proposal to train teachers to "make lessons more relevant to students from different cultures".

    Sound Politics: It's in the P-I

  • That non sequitur is refuted by the Constitution's plain language, which empowers Congress to ratify treaties, declare war, fund and regulate military forces, and make laws "necessary and proper" for the execution of all presidential powers.

    February 2006

  • That non sequitur is refuted by the Constitution’s plain language ….

    mjh's blog — 2006 — February

  • Her genius is for the non sequitur, which is why she's happy to have stopped making movies for a while.

    A Little Night Music With Bette

  • It's a verbal technique based on Neuro-Linguistic Programming, and it's based on the use of non sequitur, which is French for "a word that makes no sense and freaks people out."

    Reaction to my management style

  • And so forth, to the astonishment of the auditory, who did not exactly see the 'sequitur' in either instance.

    The Letters of Robert Browning and Elizabeth Barrett Barrett

  • It’s a verbal technique based on Neuro-Linguistic Programming, and it’s based on the use of non sequitur, which is French for “a word that makes no sense and freaks people out.”

    The Secret Diary of Steve Jobs : Reaction to my management style

  • No, to head off the predictable non-sequitur, this is not something that primarily pertains to poor people or those with dark skin.

    Matthew Yglesias » A Broad-Based Real Estate Bubble

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