Definition of non sequitur noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


non sequitur

BrE BrE//ˌnɒn ˈsekwɪtə(r)//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌnɑːn ˈsekwɪtər//
(from Latin, formal) Linguistic devices
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a statement that does not seem to follow what has just been said in any natural or logical way See related entries: Linguistic devices Word OriginLatin, literally ‘it does not follow’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: non sequitur