latter definition

  • adjective:
    • becoming the 2nd of two persons or things pointed out: Between captain and significant, the latter could be the higher ranking. See Usage Note at former2.
    • close or nearer towards end: the latter area of the guide.
    • more advanced level in time or series; later on: a style that has been revived in latter times.
    • concerning or being the 2nd of two products
    • near (or nearer) to the end
    • close (or closer) for this time
    • later on; newer; coming or happening after something else; -- against previous.
    • Of two things, the only mentioned second.
    • Recent; contemporary.
    • Last; latest; final.
    • referring to the 2nd of a few things or individuals discussed (or perhaps the last one or people of a number of)
  • others:
    • Later; heightened or more current; nearer towards close or even the current time: as, the second the main day, or of your respective life; during these latter days.
    • Coming after another individual or part of consideration or connection; being the 2nd of two or of a dual division trying of presence or of mention: against previous: because, I prefer the latter proposition on former.
    • final; newest; final.
  • noun:
    • the 2nd of two or even the 2nd mentioned of two

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