Friday, 11th April 2014

by Joshua Gaskell

Ex post, adj.

Pronunciation: /ɛks pəʊst/
Etymology: Perhaps shortened < ex postfacto adv. lit. ‘from what is done afterwards’.

1. Based on or determined by actual results, rather than expectations; calculated retrospectively.
2. (Hence also, by extension) ex-post n. a misjudged, deleted tweet.

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