Definition of post hoc adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


post hoc

BrE BrE//ˌpəʊst ˈhɒk//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌpoʊst ˈhɑːk//
(from Latin, formal)
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(of an argument, etc.) happening after the event, especially when one event is the cause of another a post hoc explanation Word OriginLatin, literally ‘after this’.

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