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.
    Synonyms: back, hinder, rear
  2. Following in order or in time.
    Synonym: later
  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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NounEdit

posterior (plural posteriors)

  1. (euphemistic) The buttocks.
  2. (mathematics) The probability that a hypothesis is true (calculated by Bayes' theorem).

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CatalanEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin posterior.

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AdjectiveEdit

posterior (masculine and feminine plural posteriors)

  1. posterior (following in order or in time)
    Antonym: anterior
  2. posterior (located behind, or towards the rear of an object)
    Antonym: anterior

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IndonesianEdit

EtymologyEdit

Learned borrowing from Latin posterior.

AdjectiveEdit

posterior (plural posterior-posterior)

  1. (medicine, dentistry) posterior

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LatinEdit

EtymologyEdit

Comparative degree of posterus, from post.

AdjectiveEdit

posterior (neuter posterius, positive posterus); third declension

  1. (of time) coming after, later; next, following
    1. the later of the two, (of persons) the younger
  2. (of space) further to the back, hinder, posterior
  3. later in position or order of mention, latter
  4. less important, secondary, inferior

DeclensionEdit

Third-declension comparative adjective.

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

NounEdit

posterior m (genitive posteriōris); third declension

  1. (chiefly in the plural) later generations
DeclensionEdit

Third-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative posterior posteriōrēs
Genitive posteriōris posteriōrum
Dative posteriōrī posteriōribus
Accusative posteriōrem posteriōrēs
Ablative posteriōre posteriōribus
Vocative posterior posteriōrēs

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PortugueseEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin posterior.

AdjectiveEdit

posterior m or f (plural posteriores, comparable)

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

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Further readingEdit

  • posterior” in Dicionário Priberam da Língua Portuguesa.

SpanishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin posterior.

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AdjectiveEdit

posterior (plural posteriores)

  1. posterior, later
    Antonym: anterior

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