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Definition of latent adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

latent

 adjective
adjective
NAmE//ˈleɪtnt//
 
[usually before noun]
 
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existing, but not yet very noticeable, active, or well developed latent disease These children have a huge reserve of latent talent.
NAmE//ˈleɪtnsi//
 
noun [uncountable]
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