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Usage Glossary: A B C D E F G H I K L M N O P Q R S T U V W Y


Later refers to time. Latter means the second of two groups or things referred to. See also former/latter.

At yesterday's meeting the engineer responsible for project design spoke first; the project manager spoke later.

Between cosmology and astronomy, I prefer the latter.

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