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[non sek-wi-ter, -too r; Latin nohn se-kwi-too r] /nɒn ˈsɛk wɪ tər, -ˌtʊər; Latin noʊn ˈsɛ kwɪˌtʊər/

Logic. an inference or a conclusion that does not follow from the premises.
a statement containing an illogical conclusion.
/ˈnɒn ˈsɛkwɪtə/
a statement having little or no relevance to what preceded it
(logic) a conclusion that does not follow from the premises

Latin, literally “it does not follow.”
non sequitur [(non sek-wuh-tuhr)]

A thought that does not logically follow what has just been said: “We had been discussing plumbing, so her remark about astrology was a real non sequitur.” Non sequitur is Latin for “It does not follow.”


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