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Meaning of “post-mortem” in the English Dictionary

"post-mortem" in British English

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post-mortemnoun [C]

uk   /ˌpəʊstˈmɔː.təm/  us   /ˌpoʊstˈmɔːr.t̬əm/
a ​medicalexamination 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 ​lose a ​game, there's usually a post-mortem over a few ​beers.
(Definition of post-mortem from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"post-mortem" in American English

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post-mortemnoun [C]

 us   /poʊstˈmɔr·t̬əm/
a ​medicalexamination of a ​deadbody to ​discover the ​cause of ​death, or a ​discussion of an ​event after it has ​happened: The ​disease can be ​confirmed only in a post-mortem. a post-mortem on Harkin’s ​presidentialcampaign
(Definition of post-mortem from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “post-mortem”
in Turkish otopsi…
in Russian вскрытие трупа…
in Polish sekcja zwłok…
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