non sequitur


non sequitur
   This Latin term refers to a statement which does not seem to be a logical follow-up to the previous statement or argument.
   

After announcing the merger, the chairman began talking about global warming which seemed a complete non sequitur.


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  • Non-sequitur — signifie, en latin, « qui ne suit pas les prémisses ». En logique formelle, un argument est un non sequitur si la conclusion ne suit pas les prémisses. Il est notable que dans un non sequitur, la conclusion peut être soit vraie soit… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Non sequitur — (pronounced /nɒnˈsɛkwɪtər/) is Latin for it does not follow. It is most often used as a noun to describe illogical statements. Non sequitur may refer to: Non sequitur (literary device), an irrelevant, often humorous comment to a preceding topic… …   Wikipedia

  • non sequitur — I noun anacoluthon, bad logic, circular reasoning, contradiction of terms, disconnectedness, discontinuity, fallacious argument, fallacious reasoning, fallacy, false reasoning, flaw in the argument, illogical conclusion, illogical deduction,… …   Law dictionary

  • Non sequitur — signifie, en latin, « qui ne suit pas les prémisses ». En logique formelle, un argument est un non sequitur si la conclusion ne suit pas les prémisses. Il est notable que dans un non sequitur, la conclusion peut être soit vraie soit… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Non sequitur — (Latein für „es folgt nicht“) ist ein Fehlschluss innerhalb der Argumentation eines Beweises, der darauf basiert, dass die geschlussfolgerte These nicht aus den zugrundeliegenden Prämissen abgeleitet werden kann. Es handelt sich um ein non… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Non sequitur — Non seq ui*tur [L., it does not follow.] (Logic) An inference which does not follow from the premises. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • non sequitur — /non sekwatar/ It does not follow. E.g., the concepts of foster care and custody in a natural parent are mutually exclusive. The concept of foster care placement of a child with a natural parent is non sequitur. Matter of Lucinda G., 122 Misc.2d… …   Black's law dictionary

  • non sequitur — /non sekwatar/ It does not follow. E.g., the concepts of foster care and custody in a natural parent are mutually exclusive. The concept of foster care placement of a child with a natural parent is non sequitur. Matter of Lucinda G., 122 Misc.2d… …   Black's law dictionary

  • non sequitur — [nän΄ sek′wi tər] n. [L, lit., it does not follow] 1. Logic a conclusion or inference which does not follow from the premises: abbrev. non seq. 2. a remark having no bearing on what has just been said …   English World dictionary

  • Non sequitur —         (лат.) не следует. Философский энциклопедический словарь. М.: Советская энциклопедия. Гл. редакция: Л. Ф. Ильичёв, П. Н. Федосеев, С. М. Ковалёв, В. Г. Панов. 1983 …   Философская энциклопедия

  • non sequitur — Latin, lit. it does not follow …   Etymology dictionary


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