Non-sequitur definitions

nŏn sĕk'wĭ-tər, -to͝or'
The definition of a non sequitur is a statement, conclusion or reply that has nothing to do with the previous statement.

When someone asks "how is the weather?" and you reply "It's 2:00 in the afternoon," this is an example of a non sequitur since it does not follow or flow from the previous statement.

noun
0
0
An inference or conclusion that does not follow from the premises or evidence.
noun
0
0
A statement that does not follow logically from what preceded it.
noun
0
0
A conclusion or inference which does not follow from the premises.
noun
0
0
A remark having no bearing on what has just been said.
noun
0
0
Advertisement
A conclusion or a statement that does not logically follow from what preceded it.
noun
0
0

Having a costumed superhero abduct the vicar was an utter non sequitur in the novel.

noun
0
0
Any invalid argument in which the conclusion cannot be logically deduced from the premises; a logical fallacy.
noun
0
0
A statement that does not logically follow a statement that came before it.
noun
0
0
(hum) A kind of pun that uses a change of word, subject, or meaning to make a joke of the listener's expectation.
noun
0
0
Advertisement
Alternative spelling of non sequitur.
noun
0
0

Origin of non-sequitur

From the Latin phrase nōn sequitur (“it does not follow"), from nōn (“not") + sequitur (third-person form of sequor (“I follow")); in Latin, the phrase sees no use as a noun. Compare sequence, from same root.