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ˈæf tərˌmæθ, ˈɑf-af·ter·math

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. aftermath, wake, backwashnoun

    the consequences of an event (especially a catastrophic event)

    "the aftermath of war"; "in the wake of the accident no one knew how many had been injured"

  2. consequence, aftermathnoun

    the outcome of an event especially as relative to an individual

Wiktionary

  1. aftermathnoun

    Hence; that which happens after, that which follows. Has a strongly negative connotation in most contexts, implying a preceding catastrophe.

    In contrast to most projections of the aftermath of nuclear war, in this there is no rioting or looting.

  2. aftermathnoun

    A second mowing; the grass which grows after the first crop of hay in the same season.

    They were cutting aftermath on all sides, which gave the neighbourhood, this gusty autumn morning, an untimely smell of hay.

  3. aftermathnoun

    That which happens after, that which follows. Has a strongly negative connotation in most contexts, implying a preceding catastrophe.

    In contrast to most projections of the aftermath of nuclear war, in this there is no rioting or looting.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Aftermathnoun

    a second moving; the grass which grows after the first crop of hay in the same season; rowen

  2. Etymology: [After + math. See Math.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Aftermath

    aft′ėr-math, n. a second mowing of grass in the same season. [See Mow, Meadow.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of aftermath in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of aftermath in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of aftermath in a Sentence

  1. Rajat Mittal:

    This kind of a jumping mode of locomotion is very effective when you're trying to travel through very complicated terrains. For example, the aftermath of an earthquake where you have all kinds of rubble, mars could be an example for instance where jumping could actually be much more effective than anything else.

  2. Paul Smith:

    They kind of kept their head down with regard to the election, and didn't involve themselves with anything in respect to the aftermath of the election, and were hoping to not be too visible, now they're starting to gather momentum and the very conservative majority on the court is I think headed in the direction of an absolutely blockbuster term next year.

  3. Donald Penman:

    Our results show that these changes would allow the ocean to absorb an enormous amount of [carbon dioxide] on long time scales; perhaps hiding the warming effects of volcanism in the aftermath of the event.

  4. Ryan Foley:

    Now we have this whole story about what's happening to the star in the years before it died, through the time of death, and then the aftermath of that, this is really the most detailed view of stars like this in their last moments and how they explode.

  5. Peter Swire:

    We're past the immediate aftermath of the 9/11 attack. And we can look at these issues more calmly.

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