What does afterthought mean?

Definitions for afterthought
ˈæf tərˌθɔt, ˈɑf-af·terthought

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. reconsideration, second thought, afterthought, rethink(noun)

    thinking again about a choice previously made

    "he had second thoughts about his purchase"

  2. afterthought(noun)

    an addition that was not included in the original plan

    "the garage was an afterthought"

GCIDE

  1. Afterthought(n.)

    an action taken after another action and related to the first action, which would normally or optimally be done along with the first action; -- as, to do something as an afterthought.

  2. Afterthought(n.)

    a feature or part added to a device, not thought of in its original design.

Wiktionary

  1. afterthought(Noun)

    A reflection after an act; a later or subsequent thought, action, or expedient.

    She packed her sandals only as an afterthought, but she was glad she did.

  2. afterthought(Noun)

    Something additional to the original plan or concept.

    This whole remodeling was an afterthought, we were only going to paint and call it good.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Afterthought(noun)

    reflection after an act; later or subsequent thought or expedient

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Afterthought

    aft′ėr-thawt, n. thought or reflection after an action: a later thought.

The Foolish Dictionary, by Gideon Wurdz

  1. AFTERTHOUGHT

    A tardy sense of prudence that prompts one to try to shut his mouth about the time he has put his foot in it.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of afterthought in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of afterthought in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of afterthought in a Sentence

  1. Carl Schuster:

    The Soviet Union focused on their military and the economy was almost an afterthought. The Soviet economy was almost entirely focused on their military.

  2. Jim Sisco:

    John's experience at eBay and PayPal illustrate that Nike's focus is on increasing profits by integrating digital marketing and other technologies into their operations. Improving their corporate culture is an afterthought, which only comes up when an incident like the Salazar crisis occurs... John was brought in to help Nike thrive in this new environment, which shows no signs of slowing.

  3. Jim Sisco:

    Nike is a global icon, which provides protection from the numerous scandals that have occurred during Mark's tenure, john's experience at eBay and PayPal illustrate that Nike's focus is on increasing profits by integrating digital marketing and other technologies into their operations. Improving their corporate culture is an afterthought, which only comes up when an incident like the Salazar crisis occurs... John was brought in to help Nike thrive in this new environment, which shows no signs of slowing.

  4. State Brian Kemp:

    In years past, we've been an afterthought, that's certainly not the case this year.

  5. Mike Christensen:

    Water was always an afterthought for producers, now it's a business plan in itself.

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