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post-mortem

noun [C] uk   /ˌpəʊstˈmɔː.təm/ us    /ˌpoʊstˈmɔːr.t̬əm/
a medical examination of a dead person's body in order to find out the cause of death: to conduct a post-mortem examination
Synonym
informal a discussion of an event after it has happened, especially of what was wrong with it or why it failed: After we've played a match, there's usually a post-mortem over a few beers.
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