posterity Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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posteritynoun [U]

uk   /pɒsˈter.ə.ti/  us   /pɑːˈster.ə.t̬i/ formal
the ​people who will ​exist in the ​future: Every ​attempt is being made to ​ensure that these ​works of ​art are preserved for posterity.
(Definition of posterity from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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posteritynoun [U]

 us   /pɑˈster·ɪ·t̬i/
the ​people who will ​exist in the ​future: Their ​recollections were ​recorded for posterity.
(Definition of posterity from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “posterity”
in Spanish posteridad…
in Vietnamese thế hệ về sau…
in Malaysian generasi akan datang…
in Thai คนรุ่นหลัง…
in French postérité…
in German die Nachwelt…
in Chinese (Simplified) 后裔,子孙,后代…
in Turkish gelecek kuşaklar, ileriki nesiller…
in Russian потомки…
in Indonesian keturunan…
in Chinese (Traditional) 後裔,子孫,後代…
in Polish potomność…
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