posterior

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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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posterior (plural posteriors)

  1. (euphemistic) The buttocks.

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Latin[edit]

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posterior (comparative of posterus)

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

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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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Spanish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

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

Adjective[edit]

posterior m, f (plural posteriores)

  1. posterior, later