[last-bawrn, lahst-] /ˈlæstˈbɔrn, ˈlɑst-/
last in order of birth; youngest.
a last-born or youngest child.
- Last but not least
Last in sequence but not least in importance, as in Last but not least, I want to thank all the people who sent me copies of my article in the paper. [ Late 1500s ]
- Last call optimisation
programming (Or “tail call optimisation”) Discarding the immediate calling context (call stack frame) when the last action of a function or procedure, A, is to call another function or procedure, B. B will then return directly to A’s caller, or possibly further up the call stack if the optimisation has been applied to several consecutive […]
- Last chance saloon
noun 1. a place frequented by unsavoury or contemptible people 2. a situation considered to be the last opportunity for success
adjective 1. (transformational grammar) denoting rules that apply only to main clauses Compare cyclic (sense 6), post-cyclic