pos·​te·​ri·​or·​i·​ty | \ (ˌ)pō-ˌstir-ē-ˈȯr-ə-tē How to pronounce posteriority (audio) , (ˌ)pä-, -ˈär- \

Definition of posteriority

: the quality or state of being later or subsequent

Examples of posteriority in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web For all intensive porpoises, the very pineapple of creative word play and hexagon of humor, his work will live on for posteriority. Richard Lederer, San Diego Union-Tribune, 14 Nov. 2020

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First Known Use of posteriority

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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“Posteriority.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Dec. 2021.

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