latter

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Positive
latter

Comparative
none

Superlative
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  1. The latter half, case, etc. is the second of two.
    The price of oil could reach $150 by the latter half of the decade.
    We used soap rather than shampoo even though I prefer the latter. (here "latter" refers to shampoo, "former" would refer to soap)
  2. The latter part of a period of time is the part near the end.
    The Internet only became well known in the latter part of the 20th century.

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