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latent

adjective uk   /ˈleɪ.tənt/ us  
present but needing particular conditions to become active, obvious, or completely developed: Recent developments in the area have brought latent ethnic tension out into the open. We're trying to bring out the latent artistic talents that many people possess without realizing it.
latency
noun [U] uk   /-tən.si/ formal us  
Translations of “latent”
in Spanish latente…
in French latent…
in German verborgen…
in Chinese (Traditional) 潛在的,潛伏的,隱性的…
in Russian скрытый, латентный…
in Turkish gizli, saklı, henüz harekete geçmemiş…
in Chinese (Simplified) 潜在的,潜伏的,隐性的…
in Polish ukryty, utajony…
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