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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 pos·te·ri·or /pɑˈstɪriɚ/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Pos·te·ri·or a.
 1. Later in time; hence, later in the order of proceeding or moving; coming after; -- opposed to prior.
    Hesiod was posterior to Homer.   --Broome.
 2. Situated behind; hinder; -- opposed to anterior.
 3. Anat. At or toward the caudal extremity; caudal; -- in human anatomy often used for dorsal.
 4. Bot. On the side next the axis of inflorescence; -- said of an axillary flower.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj : at or near the hind end in quadrupeds or toward the spine in
            primates [ant: anterior]
      n 1: the fleshy part of the human body that you sit on; "he
           deserves a good kick in the butt"; "are you going to sit
           on your fanny and do nothing?" [syn: buttocks, nates,
            arse, butt, backside, bum, buns, can, fundament,
            hindquarters, hind end, keister, prat, rear,
           rear end, rump, stern, seat, tail, tail end,
            tooshie, tush, bottom, behind, derriere, fanny,
      2: a tooth situated at the back of the mouth [syn: back tooth]