non sequitur

UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈnɒn ˈsɛkwɪtə/

US:USA pronuncation: IPAUSA pronuncation: IPA/nɑn ˈsɛkwɪtɚ, -ˌtʊr/

US:USA pronunciation: respellingUSA pronunciation: respelling(non sekwi tər, -tŏŏr′; Lat. nōn sekwi tŏŏr′)




WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2020
non se•qui•tur /nɑn ˈsɛkwɪtɚ, -ˌtʊr/USA pronunciation   n. [countable]
  1. Philosophya statement, as a conclusion, that does not follow logically from what has been said before.
  2. a comment that is unrelated to one that went before.

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
non se•qui•tur  (non sekwi tər, -tŏŏr′; Lat. nōn sekwi tŏŏr′),USA pronunciation 
  • Philosophy[Logic.]an inference or a conclusion that does not follow from the premises.
  • a statement containing an illogical conclusion.
    • Latin: it does not follow

    Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
    non sequitur /ˈnɒn ˈsɛkwɪtə/ n
    1. a statement having little or no relevance to what preceded it
    2. a conclusion that does not follow from the premises

    Abbreviation: non seq
    Etymology: Latin, literally: it does not follow
    'non sequitur' also found in these entries:
    Advertisements
    Advertisements

    Report an inappropriate ad.