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English definition of “later”

later

adjective [before noun] (TOWARDS THE END)    /ˈleɪ.tər/ US  /-t̬ɚ/
C2 happening towards the end of a period of time or the end of someone's life: He needed round-the-clock care in the later stages of his illness. During his later years, he lived in London.Ends and endings
(Definition of later adjective (TOWARDS THE END) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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