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Note: The adverb is aft, thus; "The after gun is mounted aft"

I don't think this is an adverb. It tells us nothing of how the gun was mounted but where: towards the after end of the ship or, in the after end of the ship. In these cases it is a preposition.
But in "The dog bounded after", it is used as an adverb, modifying the verb "bounded". However, since "happily ever after" is idiomatic, this probably should not be used as an example. cwbr77 (talk) 10:12, 7 February 2014 (UTC)

Definition needs to be minimized[edit]

In the first definition- subsequently to; following in time; later than, should be changed to- subsequent to; following in time or order. Changing "subsequently" to subsequent, adding or order and truncating, later than. The fifth, sixth and seventh definitions are redundant, merely reiterating the concept of "subsequent to".
The seventh is really redundant. The term "in spite of" is very ambiguous, and virtually slang. Inclusion of this definition is going the way of qualifying any synonymous phrase as a definition. JustaAverageJoe 18:00, 31 July 2009 (UTC)


I'd like to reiterate this as having definitions repeated is actually unhelpful, which is not a very good description for a dictionary site. Also, definition 10's only standalone reference (the others being part of definition 3) is actually an idiomatic use, and I don't believe they are valid. cwbr77 (talk) 10:12, 7 February 2014 (UTC)