latent

[l_ˈeɪ_t_ə_n_t], [lˈe͡ɪtənt], [lˈe‍ɪtənt]

Antonyms for latent:

discernible, operable, apparent, busy, running, active, assiduous, perceptible, conspicuous, diligent, useful, tied up, visible, glaring, going, practical, workable, visual, tangible, observable, functional, sedulous, palpable, laborious, patent, Hopping, viable, feasible, existent, occupied, functioning, living, alive, vigorous, energetic, live, on, actual, indubitable, working, industrious, bustling, overt, operational, evident, engaged, operating, operative, seeable, usable, employed.


Definitions of latent:

  1.   Latency. – Newage Dictionary DB
  2.   Concealed; hid; not visible or apparent. – Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  3.   potentially existing but not presently evident or realized; " a latent fingerprint"; " latent talent" – Wordnet Dictionary DB
  4.   not presently active; " latent infection"; " latent diabetes" – Wordnet Dictionary DB
  5.   Not manifest; concealed; noting the period of incubation of an infectious disease before the appearance of the prodromal symptoms. – A practical medical dictionary. By Stedman, Thomas Lathrop. Published 1920.
  6.   Not visible; hidden. – Warner's pocket medical dictionary of today. By William R. Warner. Published 1898.
  7.   Lying hid; concealed; not visible or apparent. Latent heat, heat which enters into a body while changing its form from a solid to a liquid, or from a liquid to a vapour, without altering its temperature. – Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  8.   Not visible or apparent; hidden; springs of action. – Newage Dictionary DB
  9.   Latently. – The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  10.   Lying hid: concealed: not visible or apparent: not making itself known by its effects. – The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  11.   Lying dormant but capable of development under favourable circumstances; buds; resting stages; characteristics. – A dictionary of scientific terms. By Henderson, I. F.; Henderson, W. D. Published 1920.
  12.   Not apparent; dormant. – The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  13.   Concealed; invisible; present, but not active; as, latent talent. – The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  14.   Hidden; not apparent or active. – The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.

Quotes for latent:

  1. To photograph truthfully and effectively is to see beneath the surfaces and record the qualities of nature and humanity which live or are latent in all things. – Ansel Adams
  2. Without passion man is a mere latent force and possibility, like the flint which awaits the shock of the iron before it can give forth its spark. – Henri Frederic Amiel
  3. I didn't grow up with my mother, and so losing her for real was like, some sort of latent childhood, some sort of unresolved issue. When she left for real, it was sort of like, I was done. – Billy Corgan
  4. Just as a new scientific discovery manifests something that was already latent in the order of nature, and at the same time is logically related to the total structure of the existing science, so the new poem manifests something that was already latent in the order of words. – Northrop Frye
  5. If you don't fix latent failures in your system, you're asking for trouble. – John Gould
  6. But heat can also be produced by the friction of liquids, in which there could be no question of changes in structure, or of the liberation of latent heat. – Hermann von Helmholtz
  7. If you will call your troubles experiences, and remember that every experience develops some latent force within you, you will grow vigorous and happy, however adverse your circumstances may seem to be. – John Heywood
  8. I was induced to establish several orders of merit, from conviction that emulation, well directed, becomes a useful servant; and, that the latent genius of some youth is more easily brought into action this way, than by the more sordid gratification of self -interest. – Joseph Lancaster
  9. Men are as we have always known them, neither better nor worse from the hearts of rogues there springs a latent honesty, from the depths of honest men there emerges a brutish appetite- a thirst for extermination, a desire for blood. – Frederica Montseny
  10. No matter what his position or experience in life, there is in everyone more latent than developed ability; far more unused than used power. – James Cash Penney
  11. I firmly believe that we have more latent musical talent in America than there is in any other country. But to dig it out there must be good music throughout the land, a lot of it. Everyone must hear it, and such a process takes time. – John Philip Sousa
  12. At the time, acid made me consider questions of reality, the difference, as someone said, between words and silence. It also brought back a lot of latent religious feelings in me that I had turned my back on. – Robert Stone

Usage examples for latent:

  1. “ " Some latent vanity and love of the world. ” – The Allen House or Twenty Years Ago and Now by T. S. Arthur
  2. What had once touched and moved him unspeakably in Agatha's face was the capacity it had, latent in its tragic lines, for expressing terror. ” – The Flaw in the Crystal by May Sinclair
  3. There was a latent cruelty under his air of civility which astonished and terrified her. ” – The Secret Witness by George Gibbs
  4. They appear to act by means of some latent power, some reserved force, which acts secretly, by mere presence. ” – Character by Samuel Smiles
  5. “ For some weeks after, she was jealous of latent design to bring their religion to bear upon her; but perceiving not a single direct approach, not the most covert hint of attack, she became gradually convinced that they had no such intent. ” – Paul Faber, Surgeon by George MacDonald
  6. It is true that Aristophanes did not bring back again the golden days of Greece; true that his comedy revealed a corruption latent in Athenian life. ” –  by
  7. The Provinces were fighting for their existence, unconscious of their latent strength, and willing to trust to France or to England, if they could only save themselves from being swallowed by Spain. ” – Project Gutenberg History of The Netherlands, 1555-1623, Complete by John Lothrop Motley
  8. However, patience; perhaps the shock of events will arouse and bring in action now latent but good and energetic qualities. ” – Diary from March 4, 1861, to November 12, 1862 by Adam Gurowski
  9. Naturally we were quite ignorant of the depths of cruelty latent in the German nature, or of the manoeuvres on the part of Bismarck which had led to the declaration of war. ” – Fifty-One Years of Victorian Life by Margaret Elizabeth Leigh Child-Villiers, Countess of Jersey
  10. These are the shades of the British constitution in which its latent beauties consist;" and he affirmed his conviction that this privilege would prove " an advantage to the nobility of Ireland, and an improvement in the system of representation in the House." ” – The Constitutional History of England From 1760 to 1860 by Charles Duke Yonge
  11. But the thought of it had remained latent within her for long months, and frightful evidence thereof now burst forth. ” – Fruitfulness Fecondite by Emile Zola
  12. Yet it must always have been latent in you - you make one feel it. ” – The Inside of the Cup, Volume 5 by Winston Churchill
  13. There was latent jealousy in his face now, as he drew near. ” – A Terrible Secret by May Agnes Fleming
  14. “ No one can understand the latent possibilities of physical development he possesses till he has seen the agricultural labourer eat. ” – Greene Ferne Farm by Richard Jefferies
  15. The vines were husky and had more latent buds than I had believed possible. ” – Old Plymouth Trails by Winthrop Packard
  16. It is marvellous what an amount of latent torment there is in boys, ready to come out the moment an object presents itself. ” – Alec Forbes of Howglen by George MacDonald
  17. Not having felt, for many months, the least desire for liquor, he imagined that even the latent inclination which existed, as he readily supposed, for some time, had become altogether extinguished. ” – The Lights and Shadows of Real Life by T.S. Arthur Edition: 10 Language: English
  18. “ " I'm afraid your knowledge, Burt, resembles latent heat," laughed Leonard. ” – Nature's Serial Story by E. P. Roe
  19. The highest aim of the alchemist was the evolution of a divine and immortal being out of a mortal and semi- animal man; the development, in short, of all those hidden properties which lie latent in man's nature. ” – Austin and His Friends by Frederic H. Balfour
  20. These qualities may be latent in Lincoln, but do not yet come to daylight. ” – Diary from March 4, 1861, to November 12, 1862 by Adam Gurowski

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