posterior

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin posterior (that comes or follows after; later, latter).

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posterior (comparative more posterior, superlative most posterior)

  1. (anatomy) Nearer the rear or hind end; nearer the caudal end of the body in quadrupeds or the dorsal end in bipeds.
    Synonyms: back, hinder, rear
    Antonym: anterior
    1. (medicine) Relating to or denoting presentation of a fetus in which the rear or caudal end is nearest the cervix and emerges first at birth.
    2. (botany) Next to, or facing the main stem or axis.
  2. (formal) Following in order or in time.
    Synonym: later
    Antonym: prior

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Noun[edit]

posterior (plural posteriors)

  1. (euphemistic, humorous) The hinder parts of the body.
    Synonyms: buttocks; see also Thesaurus:buttocks
  2. (mathematics) The probability that a hypothesis is true (calculated by Bayes' theorem).

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Etymology[edit]

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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Indonesian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Learned borrowing from Latin posterior.

Adjective[edit]

posterior (plural posterior-posterior)

  1. (anatomy, medicine, dentistry) posterior

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Comparative degree of posterus, from post.

Adjective[edit]

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

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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

Noun[edit]

posterior m (genitive posteriōris); third declension

  1. (chiefly in the plural) later generations
Declension[edit]

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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  • posterior in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • posterior in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré Latin-Français, Hachette
  • Carl Meissner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • later writers: scriptores aetate posteriores or inferiores

Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin posterior.

Adjective[edit]

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 reading[edit]

  • posterior” in Dicionário Priberam da Língua Portuguesa.

Romanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French postérieur, from Latin posterior.

Adjective[edit]

posterior m or n (feminine singular posterioră, masculine plural posteriori, feminine and neuter plural posteriore)

  1. posterior

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Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin posterior.

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  • IPA(key): /posteˈɾjoɾ/, [pos.t̪eˈɾjoɾ]

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posterior (plural posteriores)

  1. posterior, later
    Antonym: anterior

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