Meaning of “post-mortem” in the English Dictionary

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"post-mortem" in British English

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post-mortemnoun [ 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 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 medical examination of a dead body 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 presidential campaign

(Definition of “post-mortem” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)