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post·mor·tem / pōstˈmôrtəm/ • n. (also postmortem examination) an examination of a dead body to determine the cause of death. ∎  an analysis or discussion of an event held soon after it has occurred, esp. in order to determine why it was a failure: an election postmortem on why the party lost. • adj. of or relating to a postmortem: a postmortem report. ∎  happening after death: postmortem changes in his body | [as adv.] assessment of morphology in nerves taken postmortem.

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postmortem Analysis of the cause of some undesired system behavior, based upon information recorded at the time that the undesired behavior was detected. For example, abnormal termination of a program might result in a record of the state of the program at the time of termination, and this record might subsequently be used for postmortem analysis of the reason for termination.

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