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adjective 
  1. orient, Oriented toward the back.
The battleship had three guns at the stern, in addition to the primary complement.
  1. reversed, Reversed.
The lettering on emergency vehicles makes it possible to read in the rear-view mirror.
  1. (figurative) behind, Behind current trends or technology.
Modern medicine regards the use of leeches as a practice.
  1. clumsy, Clumsy, inept, or inefficient.
He was a very scholar, but he was a marvel on the football field.
adverb 
  1. Toward the back.
The cabinet toppled over .
Life is lived forwards, but understood ."Sí¸ren Kierkegaard
  1. In the opposite direction of usual.
The clock did not work because the battery was inserted .
  1. In a manner such that the back precedes the front.
The tour guide walked while droning on to the disinterested seniors.

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