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Occurring or done after the event, especially with reference to the fallacious assumption that the occurrence in question has a logical relationship with the event it follows:‘this rhetoric offers a post hoc justification for the changes’
- ‘The results of my study were negative, and the journal reviewer insists that I perform a post hoc power calculation.’
- ‘The above news reports mislead many readers into interpreting correlation as cause; post hoc as propter hoc; speculation as facts.’
- ‘Thus, post hoc tests, such as linear contrasts, template correlations, and pairwise comparisons are used.’
After the event.
Latin, literally after this.
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