occurring or situated nearer to the end of something than to the beginning.
"the latter half of 1989"
synonyms: later, hindmost, closing, end, concluding, final
"the latter half of the season"
"the project has had low cash flows in latter years"
synonyms: latest, most recent, modern
"the latter years of the last century"
denoting the second or second mentioned of two people or things.
"the Russians could advance into either Germany or Austria—they chose the latter option"
synonyms: last-mentioned, second-mentioned, second of the two, second, last, later
"Russia chose the latter option"