[ po-steer-ee-awr-i-tee, -or-, poh- ]
/ pɒˌstɪər iˈɔr ɪ ti, -ˈɒr-, poʊ- /


the state or quality of being posterior.

Nearby words

  1. posterior synechia,
  2. posterior tibial muscle,
  3. posterior tibial vein,
  4. posterior vein of left ventricle,
  5. posterior vein of septum pellucidum,
  6. posteriorly,
  7. posterity,
  8. posterization,
  9. postern,
  10. postero-

Origin of posteriority

1350–1400; Middle English pos-teriorite < Medieval Latin posteriōritās. See posterior, -ity Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Word Origin and History for posteriority



late 14c., "state of being behind," from Old French posteriorite (Modern French postériorité), from Medieval Latin posterioritatem (nominative posterioritas), from Latin posterior "later" (see posterior (adj.)).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper