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

 ul·te·ri·or /ˌʌlˈtɪriɚ/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Ul·te·ri·or, n. Ulterior side or part. [R.]

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Ul·te·ri·or a.
 1. Situated beyond, or on the farther side; thither; -- correlative with hither.
 2. Further; remoter; more distant; succeeding; as, ulterior demands or propositions; ulterior views; what ulterior measures will be adopted is uncertain.
 Ulterior motive, Ulterior object or Ulterior aim, a motive, object or aim beyond that which is avowed.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj 1: lying beyond what is openly revealed or avowed (especially
             being kept in the background or deliberately
             concealed); "subterranean motives for murder"; "looked
             too closely for an ulterior purpose in all knowledge"-
             Bertrand Russell [syn: subterranean, subterraneous]
      2: beyond or outside an area of immediate interest; remote; "a
         suggestion ulterior to the present discussion";
         "without...any purpose, immediate or ulterior"- G.B.Shaw
      3: coming at a subsequent time or stage; "the future president
         entered college at the age of 16"; "awaiting future
         actions on the bill"; "later developments"; "without
         ulterior argument" [syn: future(a), later(a)]