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Definitions of latter

  1. the second of two or the second mentioned of two; "Tom and Dick were both heroes but only the latter is remembered today" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. Latterly. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  3. referring to the second of two things or persons mentioned (or the last one or ones of several); "in the latter case" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. Of two things, the one mentioned second. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. Recent; modern. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. Last; latest; final. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. Being the second of two things already mentioned; abcent; modern. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  8. Later: coming or existing after: mentioned the last of two: modern: recent. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  9. Later; last of two. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  10. Coming or happening after something else; opposite of former. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

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Usage examples for latter

  1. During the latter part of his speech she had been thinking very rapidly. – The Red Cross Girls with the Russian Army by Margaret Vandercook
  2. The latter made no reply. – The Bat by Avery Hopwood Mary Roberts Rinehart
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