posterior


posterior
posterior adj Posterior, rear, hind, hinder, after, back are comparable when they mean behind in order of ar-rangement in space.
Posterior is the usual technical term for whatever is situated behind and is opposed to anterior
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to an anatomical eye the posterior part of the skull is even more striking than the anterior— T. H. Huxley

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Rear belongs especially to military usage, but has general application with reference to such things as structures and vehicles
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the rear ranks of a column

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the rear wall of a house

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Hind, opposed to front or fore, is used most commonly with reference to related parts and designates the member or pair which is in the rear
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the hind wheels of a wagon

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the hind legs of a horse

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It has sometimes more general application
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had a boy-size pair of empty overhalls blowing out of his hind pocket— Faulkner

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Hinder is equivalent to hind or, in nontechnical use, to posterior
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a long oval forward part and a taillike hinder portion— Coker

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After is largely confined to nautical usage and applies to whatever is abaft the midship section, or in the rear part of a vessel, or relatively near to this part
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the after cabin

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the after hatchway

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Back applies to what is thought of as behind, remote from, or inferior or subsidiary to, the main or more important part
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back stairs

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back door

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the near woodlands and back pastures afford good hunting— Amer. Guide Series: Tenn.

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Antonyms: anterior

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  • posterior — POSTERIÓR, OÁRĂ, posteriori, oare, adj. 1. Care vine, urmează sau se petrece după cineva sau ceva; ulterior. ♦ (Adverbial) Mai târziu. 2. Care se află sau este aşezat în partea dindărăt, de dinapoi. ♦ (Despre sunete, în special despre vocale) Al… …   Dicționar Român

  • posterior — 1. ‘Que va detrás en el espacio o después en el tiempo’. No es, propiamente, un adjetivo comparativo, pues carece de forma para el grado positivo, a diferencia de lo que ocurre con mayor, menor, mejor y peor, comparativos respectivos de grande,… …   Diccionario panhispánico de dudas

  • Posterior — Pos*te ri*or (p[o^]s*t[=e] r[i^]*[ e]r), a. [L. posterior, compar. of posterus coming after, from post after. See {Post }.] 1. Later in time; hence, later in the order of proceeding or moving; coming after; opposed to {prior}. [1913 Webster]… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • posterior — 1. relativo, perteneciente a o situado en la parte posterior de una estructura, como la superficie dorsal del cuerpo humano. 2. parte posterior de algo. 3. hacia la …   Diccionario médico

  • posterior — [adj1] rear after, back, behind, dorsal, hind, hinder, hindmost, in back of, last, retral; concepts 583,827 Ant. anterior, front posterior [adj2] subsequent after, coming after, ensuing, following, later, latter, next, postliminary, subsequential …   New thesaurus

  • posterior — (Del lat. posterĭor, ōris). 1. adj. Que ocurre después de un momento dado. 2. Que está o queda detrás. ☛ V. cámara posterior del ojo …   Diccionario de la lengua española

  • posterior — (adj.) 1530s, later, from L. posterior after, later, behind, comparative of posterus coming after, subsequent, from post after (see POST (Cf. post )). Meaning buttocks is attested from 1610s …   Etymology dictionary

  • posterior — I index back (in reverse), ensuing II index subsequent Burton s Legal Thesaurus …   Law dictionary

  • posterior — |ô| adj. 2 g. 1. Que vem depois; que se segue na ordem dos tempos; ulterior. 2. Que está situado na parte oposta à frente. • s. m. 3.  [Informal] O ânus …   Dicionário da Língua Portuguesa

  • posterior — ► ADJECTIVE 1) chiefly Anatomy further back in position; of or nearer the rear or hind end. The opposite of ANTERIOR(Cf. ↑anterior). 2) formal coming after in time or order; later. ► NOUN humorous ▪ a person s buttocks. ORIGIN Latin, from… …   English terms dictionary


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