Pronunciation: (lat'ur), [key]
1. being the second mentioned of two (distinguished from former): I prefer the latter offer to the former one.
2. more advanced in time; later: in these latter days of human progress.
3. near or comparatively near to the end: the latter part of the century.
4. Obs.last; final.
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