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English adjective: later

1. later coming at a subsequent time or stage

SamplesWithout ulterior argument.
The mood posterior to.

Synonymsposterior, ulterior



2. later at or toward an end or late period or stage of development

SamplesThe late phase of feudalism.
A later symptom of the disease.
Later medical science could have saved the child.


Similaradvanced, tardive


English adverb: later

1. later happening at a time subsequent to a reference time

SamplesHe apologized subsequently.
He's going to the store but he'll be back here later.
It didn't happen until afterward.
Two hours after that.

Synonymsafter, afterward, afterwards, later on, subsequently

2. later at some eventual time in the future

SamplesBy and by he'll understand.
I'll see you later.

Synonymsby and by

3. later comparative of the adverb `late'

SamplesHe stayed later than you did.

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