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(名词) 
Definition
the second or second mentioned of two
He tracked down his cousin and uncle. The latter was sick.
同义词
, ,
last-mentioned
,
second-mentioned
(形容词) 
Definition
more advanced in time or sequence
The latter part of the debate concentrated on housing.
同义词
last
the last three pages of the chapter
, , , ,
closing
,
final
the final book in the series
,
concluding
反义词

使用说明

The latter should only be used to specify the second of two items, for example in if I had to choose between the hovercraft and the ferry, I would opt for the latter. Where there are three or more items, the last can be referred to as the last-named, but not the latter.

其他同义词

in the sense of final
Definition
of or occurring at the end
the final book in the series
同义词
end,
closing,
finishing,
concluding,
terminating

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