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Webster 1913 Edition


Posterior

Pos-te′ri-or

(pŏs-tē′rĭ-ẽr)
,
Adj.
[L.
posterior
, compar. of
posterus
coming after, from
post
after. See
Post-
.]
1.
Later in time; hence, later in the order of proceeding or moving; coming after; – opposed to
prior
.
Hesiod was
posterior
to Homer.
Broome.
2.
Situated behind; hinder; – opposed to
anterior
.
3.
(Anat.)
At or toward the caudal extremity; caudal; – in human anatomy often used for
dorsal
.
4.
(Bot.)
On the side next the axis of inflorescence; – said of an axillary flower.
Gray.

Webster 1828 Edition


Posterior

POSTE'RIOR

,
Adj.
[from L. posterus, from post.]
1.
Later or subsequent in time.
Hesiod was posterior to Homer.
2.
Later in the order of proceeding or moving; coming after. [Unfrequent.]

Definition 2021


posterior

posterior

English

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Adjective

posterior (comparative more posterior, superlative most posterior)

  1. Located behind, or towards the rear of an object.
  2. Following in order or in time.
  3. (anatomy) Nearer the back end; nearer the caudal end of the body in quadrupeds or the dorsal end in bipeds.
  4. (botany) Next to, or facing the main stem or axis.

Synonyms

  • (located behind or towards the rear): rear, hinder, back
  • (Following in order or in time): later

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Noun

posterior (plural posteriors)

  1. (euphemistic) The buttocks.

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Catalan

Adjective

posterior m, f (masculine and feminine plural posteriors)

  1. posterior

Latin

Adjective

posterior (comparative of posterus)

  1. posterior, more to the back
  2. next, following

Inflection

Third declension, comparative variant

Number Singular Plural
Case / Gender Masc./Fem. Neuter Masc./Fem. Neuter
nominative posterior posterius posteriōrēs posteriōra
genitive posteriōris posteriōrum
dative posteriōrī posteriōribus
accusative posteriōrem posterius posteriōrēs posteriōra
ablative posteriōre posteriōribus
vocative posterior posterius posteriōrēs posteriōra

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Portuguese

Adjective

posterior m, f (plural posteriores, comparable)

  1. posterior (following in order or in time)
  2. posterior (located in the rear)
  3. (phonetics) back (produced in the back of the mouth)

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Spanish

Pronunciation

Adjective

posterior m, f (plural posteriores)

  1. posterior, later