Ignoratio-elenchi



[ig-nuh-rey-shee-oh i-leng-kahy, -kee] /ˌɪg nəˈreɪ ʃiˌoʊ ɪˈlɛŋ kaɪ, -ki/

noun, Logic.
1.
the fallacy of offering proof irrelevant to the proposition in question.
/ˌɪɡnəˈreɪʃɪəʊ ɪˈlɛŋkaɪ/
noun (logic)
1.
a purported refutation of a proposition that does not in fact prove it false but merely establishes a related but strictly irrelevant proposition
2.
the fallacy of arguing in this way

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