postmortem

   (pohst-MOHR-tem) [Latin: after death] Taking place or performed after death; relating to the examination of a body after death. Informally, a detailed discussion of something that has ended, of an accomplished fact.
   Actually, in Urbinati’s play, the night’s earlier events aren’t being widely discussed at McDonald’s, although if they were it would indeed be a post-mortem. — The New York Times, March 6, 1998.

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  • postmortem — [pōst΄môr′təm] adj. [L, lit., after death] 1. happening, done, or made after death 2. having to do with a post mortem examination n. 1. short for POSTMORTEM EXAMINATION 2. a detailed examination or evaluation of some event just ended: Also… …   English World dictionary

  • postmortem — 1. después de la muerte. 2. informal, exploración posmortem. Diccionario Mosby Medicina, Enfermería y Ciencias de la Salud, Ediciones Hancourt, S.A. 1999 …   Diccionario médico

  • postmortem — I noun 1. discussion of an event after it has occurred • Syn: ↑post mortem • Derivationally related forms: ↑postmortal (for: ↑post mortem), ↑postmortal …   Useful english dictionary

  • postmortem — /pohst mawr teuhm/, adj. 1. of, pertaining to, or occurring in the time following death. 2. of or pertaining to examination of the body after death. 3. occurring after the end of something; after the event: a postmortem criticism of a television… …   Universalium

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  • postmortem — 1. Pertaining to or occurring during the period after death. 2. Colloquialism for autopsy (1). [post + L. acc. case of mors (mort ), death] * * * post·mor·tem ( )pōst mȯrt əm adj done, occurring, or collected after death <postmortem tissue… …   Medical dictionary

  • postmortem — UK [ˌpəʊs(t)ˈmɔː(r)təm] / US [ˌpoʊs(t)ˈmɔrtəm] noun [countable] Word forms postmortem : singular postmortem plural postmortems 1) a medical examination of a dead body to find out why the person died 2) a discussion or examination to find out why… …   English dictionary

  • postmortem — I. adjective Etymology: Latin post mortem after death Date: 1832 1. done, occurring, or collected after death < postmortem tissue specimens > 2. following the event II. noun Date: 1846 1. autopsy …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • postmortem — Synonyms and related words: autopsy, canvass, check, check out, check over, check up on, coroner, examine, give an examination, go over, inquest, inspect, look at, look over, medical examiner, monitor, mortality committee, necropsy, necroscopy,… …   Moby Thesaurus

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