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NON SEQUITUR

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does non sequitur mean? 

NON SEQUITUR (noun)
  The noun NON SEQUITUR has 2 senses:

1. a reply that has no relevance to what preceded it
2. (logic) a conclusion that does not follow from the premises

  Familiarity information: NON SEQUITUR used as a noun is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


NON SEQUITUR (noun)


Sense 1non sequitur [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A reply that has no relevance to what preceded it

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Hypernyms ("non sequitur" is a kind of...):

reply; response (the speech act of continuing a conversational exchange)


Sense 2non sequitur [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

(logic) a conclusion that does not follow from the premises

Classified under:

Nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents

Hypernyms ("non sequitur" is a kind of...):

conclusion (an intuitive assumption)

Domain category:

logic (the branch of philosophy that analyzes inference)


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