Meaning of “latent” in the English Dictionary

"latent" in American English

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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.

(Definition of “latent” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"latent" in Business English

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latentadjective [ before noun ]

uk /ˈleɪtənt/ us

present, but not yet active, developed, or obvious:

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