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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.

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
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