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posterior

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EtymologyEdit

From Latin posterior, comparative of posterus (coming after).

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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.

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

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NounEdit

posterior (plural posteriors)

  1. (euphemistic) The buttocks.

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LatinEdit

AdjectiveEdit

posterior (comparative of posterus)

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

InflectionEdit

Third declension, comparative variant.

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

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PortugueseEdit

AdjectiveEdit

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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SpanishEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • (Rioplatense) IPA(key): /poːʱ.te.ˈɾjoɾ/

AdjectiveEdit

posterior m, f (plural posteriores)

  1. posterior, later