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Adjective: postmortem  ,powst'mor-tum
  1. Occurring or done after death
    "postmortem changes"; "a postmortem examination to determine cause of death";
    - postmortal
  2. After death or after an event
    "a postmortem examination to determine the cause of death"; "the postmortem discussion of the President's TV address"
Noun: postmortem  ,powst'mor-tum
  1. Discussion of an event after it has occurred
    - post-mortem
  2. An examination and dissection of a dead body to determine cause of death or the changes produced by disease
    - autopsy, necropsy, post-mortem, PM, postmortem examination, post-mortem examination

Derived forms: postmortems, post-mortems

See also: succeeding

Type of: discussion, examination, give-and-take, scrutiny, word

Antonym: antemortem

Encyclopedia: Postmortem