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.
    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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Etymology[edit]

From Latin posterior.

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posterior (masculine and feminine plural posteriors)

  1. posterior

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posterior (neuter posterius); third declension

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

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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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Etymology[edit]

From Latin posterior.

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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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  • posterior” in Dicionário Priberam da Língua Portuguesa.

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From Latin posterior.

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posterior (plural posteriores)

  1. posterior, later

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