"post mortem" (Latin)

What does the Latin term post mortem mean?

"Post mortem" is a Latin term that translates to "after death" in English. It is commonly used to refer to an examination or analysis conducted after the death of a person, typically for the purpose of determining the cause of death or investigating any related circumstances. It is also used more broadly to describe a retrospective analysis or evaluation of a project, event, or situation after its completion or conclusion.

Examples in Sentences

Here are three example sentences:
  • The medical examiner performed a post mortem to determine the exact cause of death.
  • After the completion of the project, the team conducted a post mortem to review the successes, challenges, and lessons learned.
  • The company held a post mortem meeting to analyze the reasons behind the product's failure in the market and identify areas for improvement in future endeavors.
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This page was written by Craig Shrives.