Definition of Latecomer

1. Noun. Someone who arrives late.

Generic synonyms: Arrival, Arriver, Comer

Definition of Latecomer

1. Noun. One who has arrived comparatively recently. ¹

2. Noun. One who arrived late. ¹

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Definition of Latecomer

1. [n -S]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Latecomer

late model
late on
late purple aster
late reaction
late replicating chromosome
late rickets
late seizure
late seral species
late seral treatment
late syphilis
late systole
late tackle
late unpleasantness
late unpleasantnesses
latecomer (current term)
lateen sail

Literary usage of Latecomer

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Challenges in Predicting New Firm Performance by Arnold C. Cooper (1993)
"Background: Technology Transfer and latecomer Catch-up Japan has reaped the incalculable benefits of a steady stream of scientific and technological ..."

2. The Disciple Whom Jesus Loved by J. Phillips (2004)
"This is the disciple which testifieth of these things, and wrote these things: and we know that his testimony is true." A latecomer? The most unusual thing ..."

3. Technology and Global Competition: The Challenge for Newly Industrialising by Dieter Ernst, David O'Connor (1989)
"One presumed advantage of being a latecomer is the ability to borrow technologies ... THE CONCEPT OF latecomer INDUSTRIALISATION The term "latecomer" ..."

4. Viet Nam at the Crossroads: The Role of Science and Technology by Keith Bezanson (1999)
"The horizontal axis represents the acquisition of process and product technologies by latecomer firms through time, beginning with simple activities such as ..."

5. The Chinese Armed Forces in the 21st Century edited by Larry M. Wortzel (2001)
"Excessively dwelling on the obstacles that China faces and ignoring China's advantages as a technological latecomer is a serious error. ..."

6. The Development Decade?: Economic and Social Change in South Africa, 1994-2004 by Vishnu Padayachee (2006)
"Table 10.2 shows the relative depth of research in this field exemplified through studies of a few latecomer countries. Important African economies fare ..."

7. Measuring Innovation in OECD and Non-OECD Countries: Selected Seminar Papers by William Blankley (2006)
"Innovation activity in Africa: some distinguishing characteristics as latecomers Africa is a latecomer in development relative to development in other ..."

8. The Future of Asia in the World Economy by Colm Foy, Francis Harrigan, David O'Connor (1998)
"latecomer firms suffer from weak R&D capabilities and poor brand images abroad. Without stronger product innovation capabilities they will continue to rely ..."

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