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non sequitur

noun [C]  /nɑn ˈsek·wɪ·t̬ər/ us  
a statement that does not relate in a clear, reasonable way to the previous statement
Translations of “non sequitur”
in Chinese (Traditional) 前後不連貫的陳述, 不合邏輯的推理…
in Chinese (Simplified) 前后不连贯的陈述, 不合逻辑的推理…
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