hoc

et hoc genus omne

[et hohk ge-noos ohm-ne; English et hok jee-nuhs om-nee]
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in hoc signo vinces

[in hohk sig-noh wing-keys; English in hok sig-noh vin-seez]
Latin.
in this sign shalt thou conquer: motto used by Constantine the Great, from his vision, before battle, of a cross bearing these words.

post hoc

[pohst hohk; English pohst hok]
Latin.
after this; afterward.

post hoc, ergo propter hoc

[pohst hohk, er-goh prohp-ter hohk; English pohst hok, ur-goh prop-ter hok er-goh]
Latin.
after this, therefore because of it: a formula designating an error in logic that accepts as a cause something that merely occurred earlier in time.

propter hoc

[prawp-ter hawk; English prop-ter hok]
Latin.
because of this.
Compare post hoc.

quoad hoc

[kwaw-ahd hohk; English kwoh-ad hok]
Latin.
as much as this; to this extent.
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post hoc (ˈpəʊst ˈhɒk)
 
n
logic the fallacy of assuming that temporal succession is evidence of causal relation
 
[from Latin, short for Post hoc ergo propter hoc after this, therefore on account of this]

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HOC
hydrophobic organic compound
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