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rearward

[reer-werd for 1–4; reer-wawrd for 5]
adverb
1.
Also, rearwards. toward or in the rear.
adjective
2.
located in, near, or toward the rear.
3.
directed toward the rear.
noun
4.
a position at the rear: in the rearward of fashion.
5.
the rear division of a military unit.

Origin:
1300–50; Middle English rerewarde < Anglo-French. See rear1, -ward

rearwardness, noun
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rearward (ˈrɪəwəd)
 
adj, —adv
1.  Also (for adverb only): rearwards towards or in the rear
 
n
2.  a position in the rear, esp the rear division of a military formation
 
[C14 (as a noun: the part of an army positioned behind the main body of troops): from Anglo-French rerewarde, variant of reregarde; see rearguard]

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