Meaning of latter

lat•ter

Pronunciation: (lat'ur), [key]
— adj.
  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. last; final.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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