Definition of afterthought in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈɑːftəθɔːt/


Something that is thought of or added later: as an afterthought she said ‘Thank you’
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  • Although they often deal with the same subject, the clearest message here is that the prints are neither preliminary workings for his paintings nor mere afterthoughts.
  • Sustainability, protection of wildlife, controlling agribusiness and pollution are first principles, not afterthoughts.
  • Instead I often see facilities and traffic controls that treat pedestrians as little more than annoying afterthoughts.

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