Learner's definition of LATTER
always used before a noun
: coming or happening near the end of a process, activity, series, life, etc. : later
the latter stages of the process
We'll go in the latter half of the year.
In his latter years he became blind.
1 : the second one of two things or people that have been mentioned
Of these two options, the former is less expensive, while the latter is less risky.
He has cars and trucks, and even though the former are easier to drive, the latter are more useful.
2 : the last thing or person mentioned : the thing or person that has just been mentioned
— compare the former at former