(Post*pone"ment) n. The act of postponing; a deferring, or putting off, to a future time; a temporary delay. Macaulay.

(Post*pon"ence) n. [From L. postponens, p. pr.] The act of postponing, in sense 2. [Obs.] Johnson.

(Post*pon"er) n. One who postpones.

(Post*pose") v. t. [imp. & p. p. Postposed ; p. pr. & vb. n. Postposing.] [F. postposer. See Post-, and Pose, v. t.] To postpone. [Obs.] Fuller.

(Post*pos"it) v. t. [L. postpositus, p. p. See Postpone.] To postpone. [Obs.] Feltham.

(Post`po*si"tion) n. [Cf. F. postposition. See Postpone.]

1. The act of placing after, or the state of being placed after. "The postposition of the nominative case to the verb." Mede.

2. A word or particle placed after, or at the end of, another word; — distinguished from preposition.

(Post`po*si"tion*al) a. Of or pertaining to postposition.

(Post*pos"i*tive) a. [See Postpone.] Placed after another word; as, a postpositive conjunction; a postpositive letter. - - Post*pos"i*tive*ly, adv.

(Post*pran"di*al) a. [Pref. post- + prandial.] Happening, or done, after dinner; after- dinner; as, postprandial speeches.

(Pos*tre`mo*gen"i*ture) n. [L. postremus last + genitura birth, geniture.] The right of the youngest born. Mozley & W.

(Post`re*mote") a. [Pref. post- + remote.] More remote in subsequent time or order.

(Post"rid`er) n. One who rides over a post road to carry the mails. Bancroft.

(||Post*scap"u*la) n. [NL. See Post-, and Scapula.] (Anat.) The part of the scapula behind or below the spine, or mesoscapula.

(Post*scap"u*lar) a. (Anat.) Of or pertaining to the postscapula; infraspinous.

(||Post*sce"ni*um) n. [L., fr. post + scena a scene.] The part of a theater behind the scenes; the back part of the stage of a theater.

(Post*scribe") v. t. [L. postscribere. See Postscript.] To make a postscript. [R.] T. Adams.

(Post"script) n. [L. postscriptus, (assumed) p. p. of postscribere to write after; post after + scribere to write: cf. F. postscriptum. See Post-, and Scribe.] A paragraph added to a letter after it is concluded and signed by the writer; an addition made to a book or composition after the main body of the work has been finished, containing something omitted, or something new occurring to the writer. [Abbrev. P. S.]

(Post"script*ed), a. Having a postscript; added in a postscript. [R.] J. Q. Adams.

(||Post`scu*tel"lum) n. [NL. See Post-, and Scutellum.] (Zoöl.) The hindermost dorsal piece of a thoracic somite of an insect; the plate behind the scutellum.

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