non sequitur
noun Etymology: Latin, it does not follow Date: 1540 1. an inference that does not follow from the premises; specifically a fallacy resulting from a simple conversion of a universal affirmative proposition or from the transposition of a condition and its consequent 2. a statement (as a response) that does not follow logically from or is not clearly related to anything previously said

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Non-sequitur — signifie, en latin, « qui ne suit pas les prémisses ». En logique formelle, un argument est un non sequitur si la conclusion ne suit pas les prémisses. Il est notable que dans un non sequitur, la conclusion peut être soit vraie soit… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • non sequitur — I noun anacoluthon, bad logic, circular reasoning, contradiction of terms, disconnectedness, discontinuity, fallacious argument, fallacious reasoning, fallacy, false reasoning, flaw in the argument, illogical conclusion, illogical deduction,… …   Law dictionary

  • Non sequitur — (pronounced /nɒnˈsɛkwɪtər/) is Latin for it does not follow. It is most often used as a noun to describe illogical statements. Non sequitur may refer to: Non sequitur (literary device), an irrelevant, often humorous comment to a preceding topic… …   Wikipedia

  • Non sequitur — signifie, en latin, « qui ne suit pas les prémisses ». En logique formelle, un argument est un non sequitur si la conclusion ne suit pas les prémisses. Il est notable que dans un non sequitur, la conclusion peut être soit vraie soit… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Non sequitur — (Latein für „es folgt nicht“) ist ein Fehlschluss innerhalb der Argumentation eines Beweises, der darauf basiert, dass die geschlussfolgerte These nicht aus den zugrundeliegenden Prämissen abgeleitet werden kann. Es handelt sich um ein non… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Non sequitur — Non seq ui*tur [L., it does not follow.] (Logic) An inference which does not follow from the premises. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • non sequitur — /non sekwatar/ It does not follow. E.g., the concepts of foster care and custody in a natural parent are mutually exclusive. The concept of foster care placement of a child with a natural parent is non sequitur. Matter of Lucinda G., 122 Misc.2d… …   Black's law dictionary

  • non sequitur — /non sekwatar/ It does not follow. E.g., the concepts of foster care and custody in a natural parent are mutually exclusive. The concept of foster care placement of a child with a natural parent is non sequitur. Matter of Lucinda G., 122 Misc.2d… …   Black's law dictionary

  • non sequitur — [nän΄ sek′wi tər] n. [L, lit., it does not follow] 1. Logic a conclusion or inference which does not follow from the premises: abbrev. non seq. 2. a remark having no bearing on what has just been said …   English World dictionary

  • Non sequitur —         (лат.) не следует. Философский энциклопедический словарь. М.: Советская энциклопедия. Гл. редакция: Л. Ф. Ильичёв, П. Н. Федосеев, С. М. Ковалёв, В. Г. Панов. 1983 …   Философская энциклопедия

  • non sequitur — Latin, lit. it does not follow …   Etymology dictionary

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”