/pohst mawr"teuhm/, adj.
1. of, pertaining to, or occurring in the time following death.
2. of or pertaining to examination of the body after death.
3. occurring after the end of something; after the event: a postmortem criticism of a television show.
4. Med. a postmortem examination; autopsy.
5. an evaluation or discussion occurring after the end or fact of something: to do a postmortem on the decision of a court.
6. Cards. a discussion of the bidding or playing of a previous hand.
[1725-35; < L post mortem after death]

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