Meaning of postmortem

post•mor•tem

Pronunciation: (pōst-môr'tum), [key]
— 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 show.
—n.
  1. a postmortem examination; autopsy.
  2. an evaluation or discussion occurring after the end or fact of something: to do a postmortem on the decision of a court.
  3. a discussion of the bidding or playing of a previous hand.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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