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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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posterior (plural posteriors)

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

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EtymologyEdit

From Latin posterior.

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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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LatinEdit

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posterior (neuter posterius, positive posterus); third declension

  1. posterior, more to the back
  2. next, following
  3. further below, lower part

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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

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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.

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EtymologyEdit

From Latin posterior.

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posterior (plural posteriores)

  1. posterior, later
    Antonym: anterior

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