Definition of belated adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

belated

 adjective
adjective
NAmE//bɪˈleɪt̮əd//
 
 
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coming or happening late a belated birthday present the government's belated response to the report on preschool education
 
adverb He apologized belatedly.
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