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latter

noun [U]  /ˈlæt̬·ər/ fml us  

latter noun [U] (SECOND)

the second of two people, things, or groups previously mentioned: He directed "The Wizard of Oz" and "Gone with the Wind," receiving an Oscar for the latter.

latter

adjective [not gradable]  /ˈlæt̬·ər/ us  

latter adjective [not gradable] (END)

near or toward the end of something: He was in the news during the latter part of the Watergate scandal.
Translations of “latter”
in Spanish último…
in French deuxième, dernier…
in German später…
in Chinese (Simplified) 后半程的,靠后的,末尾的…
in Russian последний…
in Chinese (Traditional) 後半程的,靠後的,末尾的…
in Turkish ikinci, son…
in Polish drugi…
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