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"afterthought" in British English

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afterthoughtnoun [C usually singular]

uk   /ˈɑːf.tə.θɔːt/  us   /ˈæf.tɚ.θɑːt/
(Definition of afterthought from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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afterthoughtnoun [C usually sing]

 us   /ˈæf·tərˌθɔt/
an ​idea or ​plan that was not ​originallyintended: Pine ​included the ​songalmost as an afterthought on his last ​album.
(Definition of afterthought from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “afterthought”
in Chinese (Simplified) 事后想法, 事后添加的事物…
in Turkish sonradan akla gelen fikir düşünce…
in Russian запоздалая мысль…
in Chinese (Traditional) 事後想法, 事後添加的事物…
in Polish refleksja…
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