the latter

noun

Definition of the latter 

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.

2 : the last thing or person mentioned Of chicken, fish, and meat, I like the latter best.

3 : the thing or person that has just been mentioned The President—or, if the latter is too busy, the Vice President—will see you shortly.

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