adjective a superl. of late with later as compar.
most recent; current: latest fashions.
the latest, the most recent news, development, disclosure, etc.: This is the latest in personal computers.
at the latest, not any later than (a specified time): Be at the airport by 7 o'clock at the latest.
Origin of latest
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most recent, modern, or newthe latest fashions
at the latest no later than the time specified
the latest informal the most recent fashion or development
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superlative of late. The latest "the news" attested from 1886.
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at the latest
No later than. For example, We have to be in New York by Monday at the latest. This idiom was first recorded in 1884.
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