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post hoc

Syllabification: post hoc
Pronunciation: /ˌpōst ˈhäk
 
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Definition of post hoc in English:

adjective& adverb

Occurring or done after the event: 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.

Origin

Latin, literally 'after this'.

Phrases

post hoc, ergo propter hoc

1
After this, therefore resulting from it: used to indicate that a causal relationship has erroneously been assumed from a merely sequential one.
Example sentences
  • The fallacy of Post Hoc Ergo Propter Hoc occurs when something is assumed to be the cause of an event merely because it happened before that event.
  • The relevant fallacy is post hoc ergo propter hoc.
  • When I say that post hoc ergo propter hoc is my favorite fallacy, I mean two things: first, I am a nerd, and second, I love that this simple phrase diagnoses so many logical and scientific missteps.

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