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/ ˈleɪ tɪst /
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adjective, a superlative of late, with later as comparative.

most recent; current: latest fashions.


the latest, the most recent news, development, disclosure, etc.: This is the latest in personal computers.



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Idioms for latest

    at the latest, not any later than (a specified time): Be at the airport by 7 o'clock at the latest.

Origin of latest

A late Middle English word dating back to 1375–1425; see origin at late, -est1
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British Dictionary definitions for latest

/ (ˈleɪtɪst) /

adjective, adverb

the superlative of late


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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