noun \ˈnän-ˈse-kwə-tər also –ˌtu̇r\
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
- We were talking about the new restaurant when she threw in some non sequitur about her dog.
- BnC’s statement and comments about his 2009 Flickr account have all been non sequitur.
- 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