posterity definition

  • noun:
    • Future generations: "Every Thing he writes is consigned to posterity” ( Joyce Carol Oates).
    • each of someone's descendants.
    • All the future generations, particularly the descendants of a specific person.
    • The competition that arises from a progenitor; offspring into furthest generation; the aggregate range persons who will be descended from an ancestor of a generation; descendants; -- contrasted with ancestry.
    • Succeeding years; future times.
    • Descendants collectively; the competition that proceeds from a progenitor.
    • Succeeding years collectively.
    • Posteriority.
    • Synonyms Issue, Progeny, etc. See offspring.
    • most of the offspring of confirmed progenitor
    • all future generations

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