Definition of post hoc in English:

post hoc

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Pronunciation: /ˈhɒk
 
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adjective

  • Occurring or done after the event, especially with reference to the fallacious assumption that the occurrence in question has a logical relationship with the event it follows: this rhetoric offers a post hoc justification for the changes
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    • The results of my study were negative, and the journal reviewer insists that I perform a post hoc power calculation.
    • The above news reports mislead many readers into interpreting correlation as cause; post hoc as propter hoc; speculation as facts.
    • Thus, post hoc tests, such as linear contrasts, template correlations, and pairwise comparisons are used.

adverb

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  • After the event.

Origin

Latin, literally 'after this'.

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