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Non sequitur; non seq.
It does not follow.

In formal logic a non sequitur is a faulty conclusion arrived at by violating a principle of sound reasoning.

A common example is false generalization. In the sentence pair "It was that California guy who hotwired my car so he could steal it" and "All of these Californians are dirty thieves," the second sentence doesn't logically follow from the first; so, it is a non sequitur.

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Word Entries at Get Words: “non seq
non seq., non sequitur
it does not follow
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