posterior
Pronunciation
  • IPA: /pɒsˈtɪəriə(r)/
Adjective

posterior

  1. Located behind, or towards the rear of an object.
    Synonyms: back, hinder, rear
  2. Following in order or in time.
    Synonyms: later
  3. (anatomy) Nearer the back end; nearer the caudal end of the body in quadrupeds or the dorsal end in bipeds.
  4. (botany) Next to, or facing the main stem or axis.
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posterior (plural posteriors)

  1. (euphemistic) The buttocks.
  2. (maths) The probability that a hypothesis is true (calculated by Bayes' theorem).
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