1. the quality of being toward the back or toward the rear end
Ant: ↑anteriority
Derivationally related forms: ↑posterior
Topics: ↑quadruped
Hypernyms: ↑position, ↑spatial relation
2. following in time
Syn: ↑subsequentness, ↑subsequence
Ant: ↑priority
Derivationally related forms: ↑subsequent (for: ↑subsequence), ↑subsequent (for: ↑subsequentness)
Hypernyms: ↑lateness

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