Definition of latter adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

      

    latter

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    NAmE//ˈlæt̮ər//
     
     
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  1. 1the latter.. used to refer to the second of two things, people, or groups that have just been mentioned, or the last in a list The latter point is the most important. compare former
  2. 2  pronoun the second of two things, people, or groups that have just been mentioned, or the last in a list He presented two solutions. The latter seems much better. The town has a concert hall and two theaters. The latter were both built in the 1950s. compare former
  3. 3nearer to the end of a period of time than the beginning the latter half of the year during the latter stages of the tournament