Meaning of “afterward” in the English Dictionary

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"afterward" in American English

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afterwardadverb [ not gradable ]

us /ˈæf·tər·wərd/ also afterwards, /ˈæf·tər·wərdz/

after the time mentioned; later:

We had a swim and afterward we lay on the beach for a while.

(Definition of “afterward” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)