Meaning of “latent defect” in the English Dictionary

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"latent defect" in Business English

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latent defectnoun [ C ]

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PRODUCTION a defect or problem with a product, property, etc. that is hard to notice and may not be noticed before it is bought:

When buying real estate, a cracked foundation is a serious latent defect that should be avoided.

(Definition of “latent defect” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)