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adjective [only before noun] British English pronunciation: later /ˈleɪtə(r)/
  1. 1
    happening at some time in the future or after the time that you have been talking about

    We can settle on the price at a later date.

    Is there a later performance?

  2. 2
    more recent, or more modern

    We are only able to repair later models.

  3. 3
    near the end of a period of time or the end of someone's life or career

    Charleton spent her later years in a nursing home.

    the later eleventh century

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