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Meaning of ignoratio elenchi

ig•no•ra•ti•o e•len•chi

Pronunciation: (ig"nu-rā'shē-ō" i-leng'kī, -kē), [key]
— Logic. Logic.
  1. the fallacy of offering proof irrelevant to the proposition in question.
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