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posterior

adjective

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(Entry 1 of 2)

1 being at or in the part of something opposite the front part
  • the chapel's posterior location in the church serves to make it a quiet retreat

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2 being, occurring, or carried out at a time after something else
  • artifacts dating from a posterior historical period

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posterior

noun

Synonyms of posterior (Entry 2 of 2)

the part of the body upon which someone sits
  • the baseball players were always slapping one another on the posterior

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The first known use of posterior was in 1534

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“Posterior.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/posterior. Accessed 19 Jan. 2022.

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