American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Present or potential but not evident or active: latent talent.
- adj. Pathology In a dormant or hidden stage: a latent infection.
- adj. Biology Undeveloped but capable of normal growth under the proper conditions: a latent bud.
- adj. Psychology Present and accessible in the unconscious mind but not consciously expressed.
- n. A fingerprint that is not apparent to the eye but can be made sufficiently visible, as by dusting or fuming, for use in identification.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Hidden; concealed; not visible or apparent; not manifested: as, latent motives; latent germs of disease.
- In botany, dormant or undeveloped: said of buds which are not externally manifest until stimulated to growth.
- Synonyms Covert, Occult, etc. See secret.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Not visible or apparent; hidden; concealed; secret; dormant.
- adj. (Med.) Existing but not presenting symptoms; dormant or developing; -- of disease, especially infectious diseases.
- adj. potentially existing but not presently evident or realized
- adj. (pathology) not presently active
- From Latin latens, latentis, present participle of lateo ("lie hidden"). (Wiktionary)
- Middle English, from Old French, from Latin latēns, latent-, present participle of latēre, to lie hidden. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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