Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Occurring or done after death.
  • adj. Of or relating to a medical examination of a dead body.
  • n. See autopsy.
  • n. Informal An analysis or review of a finished event.

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  • n. Alternative spelling of post mortem.

Etymologies

Latin post mortem : post, afterward; see post- + mortem, accusative of mors, death.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

Examples

  • The show has never held appeal for me before, however, so I can only imagine that once the election and the immediate postmortem is over, it will be relegated back to "not my thing" status.

    Archive 2008-11-01

  • In particular, he argues that the Afterlife is a condition to which we ought to aspire, that it is a moral improvement even on the life of virtue in this world, and that recognizing this is constitutive of wanting to do what God wants, that is, to live according to the Golden Rule, which guarantees as much as anything can (pending divine grace) our long-term postmortem happiness.

    Peter Abelard

  • In the "postmortem" - an epilogue that follows each episode-to episode 3 of season 3, Adolf Hitler is shown planning to use werewolves as a last line of defense for his crumbling regime.

    World Socialist Web Site

  • One of the discussions in the postmortem was the reflection on how ‘democracy’ as conceived by Bush and the neocon gang was both flimsily conceived and counter-productive.

    Matthew Yglesias » A Friend in Need

  • I have to wonder about this if I want to make sense of the idea of postmortem society.

    Experiencing the Next World Now

  • The SAP said they had been unable to trace the man's relatives to inform them of his death and the postmortem, which is to be held at a date still to be arranged with Prof J H Olivier, chief state pathologist for the Orange Free State.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • In Texas, the conference call postmortem fell to Jon Daniels, the Rangers' general manager;

    NYT > Home Page

  • In principle, all patients who died at the hospital have undergone autopsy imaging, also known as postmortem computed tomography.

    Japan Today: Japan News and Discussion

  • Also, specialists in new fields such as postmortem radiology will need to be trained.

    Data Visualization In Medicine

  • Fenty says she and her husband have "made mistakes" during his time in office, but she'd rather not do a "postmortem" just now.

    Michelle Fenty's battle cry in D.C. mayoral campaign that brought her to tears

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