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posterior

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adjective pos·te·ri·or \pō-ˈstir-ē-ər, pä-\

Simple Definition of posterior

  • : near or toward the back of something (such as the body)

Full Definition of posterior

  1. 1 :  later in time :  subsequent

  2. 2 :  situated behind: as a :  caudal b of the human body or its parts :  dorsal

  3. 3 of a plant part :  adaxial, superior

pos·te·ri·or·ly adverb

Examples of posterior

  1. the posterior part of the brain

  2. <the chapel's posterior location in the church serves to make it a quiet retreat>



Origin of posterior

Latin, comparative of posterus coming after, from post after — more at post-


First Known Use: 1534

Rhymes with posterior


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posterior

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noun pos·te·ri·or \pä-ˈstir-ē-ər, pō-\

Simple Definition of posterior

  • : the part of the body above the legs that is used for sitting

Full Definition of posterior

  1. :  the hinder parts of the body; specifically :  buttocks

Examples of posterior

  1. The man squeezed his large posterior into the chair.

  2. <the baseball players were always slapping one another on the posterior>



Circa 1616

First Known Use of posterior

circa 1616



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