Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • After; later: postmillennial.
  • Behind; posterior to: postaxial.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • after, later
  • behind

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • A prefix signifying behind, back, after.

Etymologies

Latin, from post, behind, after; see apo- in Indo-European roots.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Latin post ("after, behind"). (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • For a style to be called post- anything, lands it with a problem.

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  • This was exactly the scenario California legislators had in mind when they passed a post- Kelo law in 2006 requiring the government to show "specific and quantifiable" evidence of blight and that the blight couldn't be improved without eminent domain.

    Property Rights Knockout

  • Once the bill clears the final legislative hurdle—which the government wants before the end of 2011—farmers would be able to enter into forward contracts for the sale of grain in the post-Aug. 1 period.

    Canada Bill Details Plans for Wheat Board

  • Ian Davenport samples the iridescent resonance of a Paul Bonnard post- impressionist painting and lets the colours slur down his canvas.

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  • Though Zimmerman devotes the bulk of his memoir to the '60s, he also gives readers a front row seat to his post-'60s activities, which have included a key role at Wounded Knee -- check out his previous book, Airlift to Wounded Knee -- and his tireless efforts to help progressive candidates win elections and to promote such issues as public campaign financing, reasonable assisted suicide and medical marijuana.

    Michael Sigman: '60s Memoir Troublemaker Speaks to Us Now

  • The U.S. can demonstrate some sorely needed far-sighted leadership by working with Turkey, Jordan, Iraq and other nations to put a contingency plan in place to prepare for a potential implosion, and begin reaching out to the Syrian opposition to promote a peaceful transition which reconciles each of Syria's ethnic groups with their post- Assad aspirations.

    Amb. Marc Ginsberg: Is A Civil War in Syria's Future?

  • WASHINGTON — Congress on Thursday passed a four-year extension of post-Sept. 11 powers to search records and conduct roving wiretaps in pursuit of terrorists.

    Patriot Act Extension Signed By Obama

  • President Barack Obama's struggle to get ambassadors into Latin America is the latest setback for an administration that promised more attention to the region after a period when many saw it neglected following the post-Sept. 11 demands of the Middle East.

    U.S. Sway Clipped In Latin America

  • The AV system has a profound and proven history, particularly in post-'76 Europe, of delivering fairer representation, especially the AV+1 transferable, the one with age-variable meritable-determinism – who can forget Latvia in '02?

    I'm sorry. Do speak up. I didn't quite catch that | Euan Ferguson

  • Our current collection of post-"Hope and Change," tepid, apologetic Democrats at the national level that President Barack Obama has come to personify could get throttled just like they did in 2010.

    Joseph A. Palermo: Five Right-Wing Political Obstacles That Must Be Sidelined

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