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post hoc

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Pronunciation: /ˈhɒk
 
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Definition of post hoc in English:

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

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After the event.

Origin

Latin, literally 'after this'.

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