What does latent mean?

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ˈleɪt ntla·tent

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. latent(adj)

    potentially existing but not presently evident or realized

    "a latent fingerprint"; "latent talent"

  2. latent(adj)

    (pathology) not presently active

    "latent infection"; "latent diabetes"

GCIDE

  1. Latent(a.)

    (Med.) Existing but not presenting symptoms; dormant or developing; -- of disease, especially infectious diseases; as, the latent phase of an infection.

  2. Origin: [L. latens, -entis, p. pr. of latere to lie hid or concealed; cf. Gr. lanqa`nein, E. lethargy: cf. F. latent.]

Wiktionary

  1. latent(Adjective)

    Existing or present but concealed or inactive.

  2. Origin: From latens, present participle of lateo.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Latent(adj)

    not visible or apparent; hidden; springs of action

  2. Origin: [L. latens, -entis, p. pr. of latere to lie hid or concealed; cf. Gr. lanqa`nein, E. lethargy: cf. F. latent.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Latent

    lā′tent, adj. hid: concealed: not visible or apparent: dormant, undeveloped.—ns. Lā′tence, Lā′tency.—adv. Lā′tently.—Latent heat (see Heat); Latent life, a phrase describing the physiological condition of organisms in which the functions are for a time suspended without losing the power of future activity; Latent period of a disease, the time that elapses before symptoms show the presence of the disease. [L. latens, pr.p. of latēre, to lie hid; Gr. lanthanein, to be hidden.]

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  1. latten

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of latent in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of latent in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of latent in a Sentence

  1. Antoine de Saint-Exupéry:

    More wisdom is latent in things as they are than in all the words men use.

  2. Mark Naison:

    Latent racism is becoming more open, because a lot of people are feeling threatened.

  3. Joanna Cound:

    We started to make prices, not just to take prices, in an attempt to uncover more latent liquidity.

  4. Mark Naison:

    Simmering rage, latent racism is becoming more open, because a lot of people are feeling threatened.

  5. Orison Swett Marden:

    Opportunities? They are all around us... There is power lying latent everywhere waiting for the observant eye to discover it.

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