Definition of post hoc in English:

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post hoc

Pronunciation: /ˈhɒk/

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
More example sentences
  • 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

After the event.

Origin

Latin, literally 'after this'.

Words that rhyme with post hoc

ad hoc, amok, Bangkok, baroque, belle époque, bloc, block, bock, brock, chock, chock-a-block, clock, doc, dock, floc, flock, frock, hock, hough, interlock, jock, knock, langue d'oc, lock, Locke, Médoc, mock, nock, o'clock, pock, roc, rock, schlock, shock, smock, sock, Spock, stock, wok, yapok

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