Meaning of latent
Pronunciation: (lāt'nt), [key]
- present but not visible, apparent, or actualized; existing as potential: latent ability.
- (of an infectious agent or disease) remaining in an inactive or hidden phase; dormant.
- existing in unconscious or dormant form but potentially able to achieve expression: a latent emotion.
- (of buds that are not externally manifest) dormant or undeveloped.
- latent (Thesaurus)