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pos·ter·i·ty

posterity

 
 
pronunciation:
pa ste rih ti
features:
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: all generations to come.
The monument was to last for posterity.Their subhuman living conditions would have remained unknown had not one photographer recorded them for posterity.
similar words:
eternity, future
definition 2: all of one person's descendants.
The deceased woman had never married and left no posterity.
synonyms:
descendants
antonyms:
ancestry
similar words:
family, issue, offspring, progeny
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