A conclusion or statement that does not logically follow from the previous argument or statement.
- The reason this inference amounts to a logical fallacy is that it is just a blatant non sequitur.
- This is also why his final argument is a complete non sequitur.
- Therefore, he concludes in a lovely non sequitur, there must be a connection between behavior and physical appearance.
Latin, literally 'it does not follow'.
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Syllabification: non se·qui·tur
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