But the name to latter ones is not a legion, that's for sure.
But the extent to which the latter really offsets the former is unclear.
The latter in particular has been accused of stealing newspapers' content and undermining their attempts to charge for it.
They shield bad ideas as well as good ones-and there are many more of the former than the latter.
The latter was seen as a consequence of genetic isolation.
The latter include one piled with sautéed mushrooms and goat cheese and one filled with succulent pulled pork.
Such is the nature of fear and the nature of science, and the inability of the latter to dispel the former.
The latter approach is more robust, particularly when navigating unpredictable, complex environments.
The latter two require high levels of electricity to convert from raw material components to a useful energy.
The latter problem would create a new job at each solar parking lot, for an attendant to block entry for non-elec cars.
British Dictionary definitions for latter
denoting the second or second mentioned of two: distinguished from former
(as noun; functioning as sing or plural) the latter is not important
near or nearer the end the latter part of a film
more advanced in time or sequence; later
The latter should only be used to refer to the second of two items: many people choose to go by hovercraft rather than use the ferry, but I prefer the latter. The last of three or more items can be referred to as the last-named
occurring or arriving after the correct or expected time the train was late
(prenominal) occurring, scheduled for, or being at a relatively advanced time a late marriage
(prenominal) towards or near the end the late evening
at an advanced time in the evening or at night it was late
(prenominal) occurring or being just previous to the present time his late remarks on industry
(prenominal) having died, esp recently my late grandfather
(prenominal) just preceding the present or existing person or thing; former the late manager of this firm
of late, recently; lately
after the correct or expected time he arrived late
at a relatively advanced age she married late
recently; lately as late as yesterday he was selling books
late hours, rising and going to bed later than is usual
late in the day
at a late or advanced stage
Since late can mean deceased, many people think it is better to avoid using this word to refer to the person who held a post or position before its present holder: the previous (not the late) editor of The Times
Old English læt; related to Old Norse latr, Gothic lats
O.E. læt "occurring after the customary or expected time," originally "slow, sluggish," from P.Gmc. *latas (cf. O.N. latr "sluggish, lazy," M.Du., O.S. lat, Ger. laß "idle, weary," Goth. lats "weary, sluggish, lazy," latjan "to hinder"), from PIE base *lad- "slow, weary" (cf. L. lassus "faint, weary, languid, exhausted," Gk. ledein "to be weary"). The sense of "deceased" (as in the late Mrs. Smith) is from late 15c., from an adv. sense of "recently." Of women's menstrual periods, attested colloquially from 1962. Related: Lately; lateness.
O.E. lætra "slower," comp. of læt "late" (see late (adj.)). Sense of "second of two" first recorded 1550s. The modern later is a formation from mid-15c. Related: Latterly.