post hoc, er•go prop•ter hoc

Pronunciation: (pōst' hōk', er'gō prōp'ter hōk"; Eng. pōst' hok', ûr'gō prop'tur hok" er'gō), [key] Latin.
after this, therefore because of it: a formula designating an error in logic that accepts as a cause something that merely occurred earlier in time.

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