from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun An inference or conclusion that does not follow from the premises or evidence.
- noun A statement that does not follow logically from what preceded it.
from The Century Dictionary.
- noun In law or logic, an inference or a conclusion which does not follow from the premises.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- (Logic) An inference which does not follow from the premises.
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- noun Any
abruptand inexplicable transitionor occurrence.
- noun logical fallacy Any
invalid argumentin which the conclusioncannot be logically deducedfrom the premises; a logical fallacy.
- noun A
statementthat does not logicallyfollow a statement that came before it.
- noun humor A kind of
punthat uses a change of word, subject, or meaning to make a joke of the listener’s expectation.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- noun a reply that has no relevance to what preceded it
- noun (logic) a conclusion that does not follow from the premises
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
[Latin nōn sequitur, it does not follow : nōn, not + sequitur, third person sing. present tense of sequī, to follow.]
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From the Latin phrase nōn sequitur ("it does not follow"), from nōn ("not") + sequitur (third-person form of sequor ("I follow")); in Latin, the phrase sees no use as a noun. Compare sequence, from same root.
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