"non sequitur" (Latin)

by Craig Shrives

What does the Latin term non sequitur mean?

"Non sequitur" is a Latin phrase that translates to "it does not follow" in English. It refers to a logical fallacy where a conclusion or statement does not logically follow from the preceding argument or evidence. In other words, it is a statement or response that is irrelevant or does not make sense in relation to the previous statement or context.

Examples in Sentences

Here are three example sentences:
  • The politician's response to the question was a non sequitur, as it had no relevance to the topic being discussed.
  • When discussing the issue of climate change, bringing up unrelated personal anecdotes would be considered a non sequitur.
  • His argument was full of non sequiturs, jumping from one unrelated point to another without providing any logical connection between them.
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