from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Being the second of two persons or things mentioned: Between captain and major, the latter is the higher rank. See Usage Note at former2.
- adj. Near or nearer to the end: the latter part of the book.
- adj. Further advanced in time or sequence; later: a style that has been revived in latter times.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. relating to or being the second of two items
- adj. near (or nearer) to the end
- adj. close (or closer) to the present time
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Later; more recent; coming or happening after something else; -- opposed to
- adj. Of two things, the one mentioned second.
- adj. Recent; modern.
- adj. Last; latest; final.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Later; more advanced or more recent; nearer to the close or to the present time: as, the latter part of the day, or of one's life; in these latter days.
- Coming after another person or thing in consideration or relation; being the second of two or of a dual division in order of existence or of mention: opposed to former: as, I prefer the latter proposition to the former.
- Last; latest; final.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. referring to the second of two things or persons mentioned (or the last one or ones of several)
- n. the second of two or the second mentioned of two
The latter regarded the former as inftru - ments of power* wifliing ro pay their court to the Mother Countiyf by curbing the fpirit of American freedom* and the fornex kept a flridl eye on the latter* left they might fmooth the way to independency* at which they were charged, with aiming.
If my read of my neighbors plate is accurate, the latter translates as cold hash browns.
* It's easier to prove a global warming trend than "changing the climate" since the latter is a convoluted concept.
You seem to be confusing Congress exercising direct willpower over the world versus merely exercising direct willpower over itself, and the latter is actually something it can straightforwardly do.
But the faculty of judgment normally prevents us from falling into mere free - association mode: the latter is the stuff of paranoia and conspiracy theories.
Furthermore, if the latter is the case then other retailers are benefitting from Wal Mart's higher tax payments.
With (500) Days, Sin Nombre and A Serious Man in competition, Precious really didn't deserve to win either best film or best director (the latter is a total joke, the directing was by far the weakest part of the movie, I mean, compare that to the job that the Coens did)
Luckily for us lazy Linux geeks the latter is automagically put in if you use tab auto-completion.
Henrik PontÃ©n (Swedish Anti-Piracy Bureau), Monique Wadsted (movie industry lawyer) and Peter Danowsky (IFPI) – the latter is also a member of the board of the association.
Perhaps the single largest example of the latter is the current widespread use of social media within the Obama administration.