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in hoc signo vinces

[in hohk sig-noh wing-keys; English in hok sig-noh vin-seez] /ɪn ˈhoʊk ˈsɪg noʊ ˈwɪŋ keɪs; English ɪn ˈhɒk ˈsɪg noʊ ˈvɪn siz/
Latin.
1.
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] /ˈpoʊst ˈhoʊk; English ˈpoʊst ˈhɒk/
Latin.
1.
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] /ˈpoʊst ˈhoʊk, ˈɛr goʊ ˈproʊp tɛr ˌhoʊk; English ˈpoʊst ˈhɒk, ˈɜr goʊ ˈprɒp tər ˌhɒk ˈɛr goʊ/
Latin.
1.
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] /ˈprɔp tɛr ˈhɔk; English ˈprɒp tər ˈhɒk/
Latin.
1.
because of this.
Compare post hoc.

quoad hoc

[kwaw-ahd hohk; English kwoh-ad hok] /ˈkwɔ ɑd ˈhoʊk; English ˈkwoʊ æd ˈhɒk/
Latin.
1.
as much as this; to this extent.

et hoc genus omne

[et hohk ge-noo s ohm-ne; English et hok jee-nuh s om-nee] /ɛt ˈhoʊk ˈgɛ nʊs ˈoʊm nɛ; English ɛt ˈhɒk ˈdʒi nəs ˈɒm ni/
Latin.
1.
and all this (or that) sort of thing.
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British Dictionary definitions for hoc

post hoc

/ˈpəʊst ˈhɒk/
noun
1.
(logic) the fallacy of assuming that temporal succession is evidence of causal relation
Word Origin
from Latin, short for Post hoc ergo propter hoc after this, therefore on account of this
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Related Abbreviations for hoc

HOC

hydrophobic organic compound
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