posterior Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

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posterioradjective [before noun]

uk   /pɒsˈtɪə.ri.ər/  us   /pɑːˈstɪr.i.ɚ/
specialized anatomy positioned at or towards the back formal later in ​time


uk   /pɒsˈtɪə.ri.ər/  us   /pɑːˈstɪr.i.ɚ/ humorous
your posterior yourbottom: If you would ​kindlymoveyour posterior just a ​fraction to the ​right, I might get by.
(Definition of posterior from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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posteriornoun [C]

 us   /pɑˈstɪər·i·ər, poʊ-/ infml usually humorous
a person’s ​buttocks: Park ​your posterior on that ​seat.
(Definition of posterior from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “posterior”
in Spanish posterior…
in Vietnamese đến sau, đứng sau…
in Malaysian selepas…
in Thai ภายหลัง…
in French postérieur…
in German später, hinter…
in Chinese (Simplified) 后部的, 尾部的, 较晚的…
in Indonesian di belakang…
in Chinese (Traditional) 後部的, 尾部的, 較晚的…
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