Definition of postdate in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌpōs(t)ˈdāt/


[with object]
1 (usually as adjective postdated) Affix or assign a date later than the actual one to (a document or event): a postdated check
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  • The Plaintiff paid $5,000 on October 30, 2000 and gave a cheque, post-dated for 45 days, for the balance of $4,194.
  • Whoever enters the Department of Finance next summer will find not only the reserves from which he can raid depleted, but he will find too many post-dated cheques in the ministerial drawer.
  • She added that she would provide two post-dated cheques for the balance, dated March 1 and April 1.
2Occur or come at a later date than: Stonehenge was presumed to postdate these structures
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  • Two distinct, but possibly contemporaneous styles of structure are recognized that post-date the main phase of regional folding and its associated cleavage.
  • Much of the Apennine chain has been dissected by normal and strike-slip faults that locally post-date thrust structures.
  • After all, that ideal - freedom, happiness, and prosperity as the fruit of self-government - pre-dates America, and there is no reason to think it won't post-date America as well.

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Syllabification: post·date

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