Word of the Day: NON SEQUITUR

non se·qui·tur

noun \ˈnän-ˈse-kwə-tər alsoˌtr\

: a statement that is not connected in a logical or clear way to anything said before it

Full Definition of NON SEQUITUR

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

Examples of NON SEQUITUR

  1. We were talking about the new restaurant when she threw in some non sequitur about her dog.
  2. BnC’s statement and comments about his 2009 Flickr account  have all been non sequitur.
  3. The attacks on women in “super-troofer” chatango chatrooms are usually non sequitur.

Origin of NON SEQUITUR

Latin, it does not follow

First Known Use: 1540

http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/non%20sequitur

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