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ˈleɪt ntla·tent

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  1. latentadjective



  2. latentadjective

    Existing or present but concealed or inactive.



Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. latent

    invisible, inapparent, unobserved, hidden, concealed, undeveloped, implicit, potential, inherent, secret, occult

    visible, apparent, manifest, conspicuous, exposed, unconcealed, attentive, developed, explicit

Princeton's WordNet

  1. latentadjective

    potentially existing but not presently evident or realized

    "a latent fingerprint"; "latent talent"

    active, existent, actual

  2. latentadjective

    (pathology) not presently active

    "latent infection"; "latent diabetes"

    existent, active, actual

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  1. delitescent

    Submitted by rinat on August 15, 2019  

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. latentadjective

    concealed, hidden, secret, occult, veiled, unseen

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. latentadjective

    concealed, dormant, undeveloped, hidden

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  1. Ryan Pack:

    I Ryan Pack may have regrets for the dreams and goals I was unable to achieve but I'm very happy for the things I was able and allowed to obtain. My heart will not be at peace until all of my latent potential is fulfilled and all of my duties and responsibilities are met. Therefore I will continue to strive, and thrive, until no longer possible, until no longer necessary.

  2. Northrop Frye:

    Just as a new scientific discovery manifests something that was already latent in the order of nature, and at the same time is logically related to the total structure of the existing science, so the new poem manifests something that was already latent in the order of words.

  3. Marshall McLuhan:

    Persons grouped around a fire or candle for warmth or light are less able to pursue independent thoughts, or even tasks, than people supplied with electric light. In the same way, the social and educational patterns latent in automation are those of self-employment and artistic autonomy.

  4. Mike Pompeo:

    It is not okay to put technology systems in with latent capability to take information from citizens of Chile or any other country and transfer it back to President Xi's government.

  5. Angela Civitella:

    It's just latent or hidden anger issues that people have, it's usually expressions that are masked. They can't come out about what they are angry about.

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