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latentadjective [not gradable]

us   /ˈleɪ·tənt/
present, but not yet active, developed, or obvious: Latent ethnic tensions exploded into the open yesterday.
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latentadjective [before noun]

uk   /ˈleɪtənt/ us  
present, but not yet active, developed, or obvious: latent capability/talent/skill
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Translations of “latent”
in Vietnamese tiềm tàng…
in Spanish latente…
in Malaysian terpendam…
in Thai ที่ซ่อนเร้น…
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 Indonesian terpendam…
in Polish ukryty, utajony…
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“latent” in British English

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