more advanced in time or sequenceThe latter part of the debate concentrated on housing.
last, , , , ,
the last three pages of the chapter
the final book in the series
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.
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Video: pronunciation of 'latter'
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