latent Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

Meaning of “latent” in the English Dictionary

"latent" in British English

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uk   us   /ˈleɪ.tənt/
present but ​needingparticularconditions to ​becomeactive, ​obvious, or ​completelydeveloped: Recent ​developments in the ​area have ​brought latent ​ethnictension out into the ​open. We're ​trying to ​bring out the latent ​artistictalents that many ​peoplepossess without ​realizing it.
noun [U] uk   us   /-tə formal
(Definition of latent from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"latent" in American English

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latentadjective [not gradable]

 us   /ˈleɪ·tənt/
present, but not ​yetactive, ​developed, or ​obvious: Latent ​ethnic tensions ​exploded into the ​openyesterday.
(Definition of latent from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"latent" in Business English

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latentadjective [before noun]

uk   us   /ˈleɪtənt/
present, but not yet ​active, ​developed, or obvious: latent ​capability/​talent/​skill
(Definition of latent from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “latent”
in Spanish latente…
in Vietnamese tiềm tàng…
in Malaysian terpendam…
in Thai ที่ซ่อนเร้น…
in French latent…
in German verborgen…
in Chinese (Simplified) 潜在的,潜伏的,隐性的…
in Turkish gizli, saklı, henüz harekete geçmemiş…
in Russian скрытый, латентный…
in Indonesian terpendam…
in Chinese (Traditional) 潛在的,潛伏的,隱性的…
in Polish ukryty, utajony…
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