afterthought

[af-ter-thawt, ahf-]
noun
1.
a later or second thought; reconsideration.
2.
reflection after an act; an appropriate explanation, answer, expedient, or the like, conceived of too late for the occasion.
3.
something added, as a part or feature, that was not included in the original plan or design: The vestry was added to the church as an afterthought.

Origin:
1655–65; after + thought1

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afterthought (ˈɑːftəˌθɔːt)
 
n
1.  a comment, reply, etc, that occurs to one after the opportunity to deliver it has passed
2.  an addition to something already completed

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afterthought
c.1660, from after + thought.
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Example sentences
In some parts of the world though, individual well-being is a priority, not an
  afterthought.
There is no sense of responsibility, no afterthought.
Never start forward and then try to find her as an afterthought.
So are the home and school environments as you point out and the article's
  author added as an afterthought.
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