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POSTERITY

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does posterity mean? 

POSTERITY (noun)
  The noun POSTERITY has 2 senses:

1. all of the offspring of a given progenitor
2. all future generations

  Familiarity information: POSTERITY used as a noun is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


POSTERITY (noun)


Sense 1posterity [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

All of the offspring of a given progenitor

Classified under:

Nouns denoting groupings of people or objects

Synonyms:

descendants; posterity

Context example:

we must secure the benefits of freedom for ourselves and our posterity

Hypernyms ("posterity" is a kind of...):

biological group (a group of plants or animals)


Sense 2posterity [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

All future generations

Classified under:

Nouns denoting groupings of people or objects

Hypernyms ("posterity" is a kind of...):

generation (group of genetically related organisms constituting a single step in the line of descent)


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