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English definition of “latter”

latter

adjective [always before noun]
 
 
/ˈlætər/ formal
B2 near the end of a period: the latter half of the twentieth century She had moved to California in the latter part of the year. She is now in the latter stages of the disease.Final and finallyPeriods of time - general words
(Definition of latter from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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