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posterity

noun

  1. (biological group)  all of the offspring of a given progenitor
    Synonyms: descendants [plural]. Type of: biological group
  2. (generation)  all future generations
    Type of: generation

Etymology summary

Old French posterité, from Latin posteritatem (nominative posteritas) "the...
(Source: Online Etymology)  [more]

Definition references

Collins Dictionary:

posterity

future or succeeding generations | all of one's descendants (8 of 426 words, 2 definitions, 10 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/posterity

Merriam-Webster:

posterity | fruit [synonym, sense-specific] | get [synonym, sense-specific] | issue [synonym, sense-specific] | offspring [synonym, sense-specific] | progeny [synonym, sense-specific] | seed [synonym, sense-specific] | spawn [synonym, sense-specific] | brood [similar, sense-specific] | ...

the offspring of one progenitor to the furthest generation | all future generations (12 of 276 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/posterity

Wikipedia:

Descendant [disambiguation] | Descendent

may refer to: Lineal descendant, a blood relative in the direct line of descent Collateral descendant, a relative descended from a brother or sister of an ancestor | Descendant (astrology), the point directly opposite from the Ascendant, or Rising Sign... (39 of 163 words, 12 definitions)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Descendant

Oxford Dictionary:

posterity

all future generations of people | [singular, archaic] : the descendants of a person (13 of 70 words, 2 definitions, 2 usage examples, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/posterity

American Heritage Dictionary:

posterity

Future generations | All of a person's descendants. (7 of 37 words, 2 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/posterity

Macmillan British Dictionary:

posterity [uncountable]

the people who will live in the future after you are dead (12 of 36 words, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/posterity

Wiktionary:

posterity

All the future generations, especially the descendants of a specific person. (11 of 36 words, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/posterity

Random House Dictionary:

posterity

succeeding or future generations collectively. | all descendants of one person. (10 of 34 words, 2 definitions, 2 usage examples, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/posterity

Cambridge Dictionary:

posterity [formal]

the people who will exist in the future (8 of 30 words, 1 usage example, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/posterity

New World Dictionary:

posterity

all of a person's descendants | all succeeding generations (8 of 25 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/posterity

Encarta Dictionary:

posterity

all future generations | all of somebody's descendants (7 of 31 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861737751​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

Online Etymology:

posterity

First use: late 14th century

Origin: Old French posterité, from Latin posteritatem (nominative posteritas) "the condition of coming after", from posterus ... (18 of 32 etymology words)

www​.etymonline​.com​/index​.php term=posterity

Wiktionary:

posterity

Origin: Late 14th century, from Middle French posterité, from Latin posteritas, from posterus ("following, coming after"), from post ("after") (English post-).

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/posterity

Collins Dictionary:

posterity

First use: 14th century

Origin: from French postérité, from Latin posteritās future generations, from posterus coming after, from post after

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/posterity

Merriam-Webster:

posterity

First use: 14th century

Origin: Middle English posterite, from Anglo-French pusterité, from Latin posteritat-, posteritas, from posterus coming after

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/posterity

American Heritage Dictionary:

posterity

Origin: Middle English posterite, from Old French, from Latin posteritās, from posterus, coming after; see "posterior".

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/posterity

New World Dictionary:

posterity

Origin: Middle English posterite from Middle French postérité from Latin posteritas from posterus: see "posterior"

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/posterity

Oxford Dictionary:

posterity

Origin: late Middle English: from Old French posterite, from Latin posteritas, from posterus "following"

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/posterity

Encarta Dictionary:

posterity

First use: 14th century

Origin: French from Latin posteritas from posterus

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861737751​/definition​.html  [offline]

Audio references

Wiktionary:

posterity

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "posterity"

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Collins Dictionary:

posterity

Audio: British English pronunciation of "posterity"

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/posterity

Macmillan British Dictionary:

posterity [uncountable]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "posterity"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/posterity

Macmillan American Dictionary:

posterity [uncountable]

Audio: North American pronunciation of "posterity"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/american​/posterity

Cambridge Dictionary:

posterity [formal]

Audio 1: British English pronunuciation of "posterity"

Audio 2: North American English pronunuciation of "posterity"

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/posterity

the Free Dictionary:

posterity

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "posterity"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "posterity"

Audio 3: North American English pronunciation of "posterity" by speech synthesizer

www​.thefreedictionary​.com​/posterity

Google Dictionary:

posterity

Audio: English pronunciation of "posterity"

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Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

posterity

Audio: North American pronunciation of "posterity"

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/audio​.php file=poster​06 word=posterity

YourDictionary Audio:

posterity

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "posterity" by speech synthesizer

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/posterity

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