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Definition of latency noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

latency

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˈleɪtənsi//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈleɪtənsi//
 
[uncountable] (formal)
 
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the condition of existing, but not being very noticeable, active or well developed outbreaks of disease followed by periods of latency