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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 lat·ter /ˈlætɚ/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Late a. [Compar. Later or latter superl. Latest or Last ]
 1. Coming after the time when due, or after the usual or proper time; not early; slow; tardy; long delayed; as, a late spring.
 2. Far advanced toward the end or close; as, a late hour of the day; a late period of life.
 3. Existing or holding some position not long ago, but not now; recently deceased, departed, or gone out of office; as, the late bishop of London; the late administration.
 4. Not long past; happening not long ago; recent; as, the late rains; we have received late intelligence.
 5. Continuing or doing until an advanced hour of the night; as, late revels; a late watcher.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Lat·ter a.
 1. Later; more recent; coming or happening after something else; -- opposed to former; as, the former and latter rain.
 2. Of two things, the one mentioned second.
    The difference between reason and revelation, and in what sense the latter is superior.   --I. Watts.
 3. Recent; modern.
    Hath not navigation discovered in these latter ages, whole nations at the bay of Soldania?   --Locke.
 4. Last; latest; final. [R.] “My latter gasp.”
 Latter harvest, the last part of the harvest.
 Latter spring, the last part of the spring of the year.  --Shak.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj : referring to the second of two things or persons mentioned
            (or the last one or ones of several); "in the latter
            case" [syn: latter(a)] [ant: former(a)]
      n : the second of two or the second mentioned of two; "Tom and
          Dick were both heroes but only the latter is remembered
          today" [ant: former]