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English adjective: posterior

1. posterior located at or near or behind a part or near the end of a structure


Similarback, caudal, hind, hinder, retral


See alsoback


Attributeposition, spatial relation


Antonymsanterior

2. posterior coming at a subsequent time or stage


SamplesWithout ulterior argument.
The mood posterior to.


Synonymslater, ulterior


Similarsubsequent


Antonymsantecedent


English noun: posterior

1. posterior (body) the fleshy part of the human body that you sit on


SamplesHe deserves a good kick in the butt.
Are you going to sit on your fanny and do nothing?.


Synonymsarse, ass, backside, behind, bottom, bum, buns, butt, buttocks, can, derriere, fanny, fundament, hind end, hindquarters, keister, nates, prat, rear, rear end, rump, seat, stern, tail, tail end, tooshie, tush


Broader (hypernym)body part


Part meronymbody, torso, trunk

2. posterior (body) a tooth situated at the back of the mouth


Synonymsback tooth


Broader (hypernym)tooth









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