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latter

adjective [before noun] uk   /ˈlæt.ər/ us    /ˈlæt̬.ɚ/
B2 near or towards the end of something: Building of the new library should begin in the latter part of next year. In the latter stages of the fight he began to tire.
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latter

noun [S] uk   /ˈlæt.ər/ us    /ˈlæt̬.ɚ/
the latter B2 the second of two people, things, or groups previously mentioned: She offered me more money or a car and I chose the latter.
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not standard the last of more than two people, things, or groups previously mentioned
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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