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POST-MORTEM

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does post-mortem mean? 

POST-MORTEM (noun)
  The noun POST-MORTEM has 2 senses:

1. discussion of an event after it has occurred
2. an examination and dissection of a dead body to determine cause of death or the changes produced by disease

  Familiarity information: POST-MORTEM used as a noun is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


POST-MORTEM (noun)


Sense 1post-mortem [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Discussion of an event after it has occurred

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Synonyms:

post-mortem; postmortem

Hypernyms ("post-mortem" is a kind of...):

discussion; give-and-take; word (an exchange of views on some topic)


Sense 2post-mortem [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

An examination and dissection of a dead body to determine cause of death or the changes produced by disease

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

autopsy; necropsy; PM; post-mortem examination; postmortem examination; post-mortem; postmortem

Hypernyms ("post-mortem" is a kind of...):

examination; scrutiny (the act of examining something closely (as for mistakes))


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