[l_ˈeɪ_t_ə_n_t], [lˈe͡ɪtənt], [lˈe‍ɪtənt]

Definitions of latent:

  1.   Concealed; invisible; present, but not active; as, latent talent. – The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  2.   Latently. – The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  3.   Latency. – Newage Dictionary DB
  4.   Hidden; not apparent or active. – The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  5.   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.
  6.   Concealed; hid; not visible or apparent. – Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  7.   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.
  8.   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.

Quotes for latent:

  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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

Usage examples for latent:

  1. 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
  2. “ 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
  3. 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
  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. There was latent jealousy in his face now, as he drew near. ” – A Terrible Secret by May Agnes Fleming
  6. Yet it must always have been latent in you - you make one feel it. ” – The Inside of the Cup, Volume 5 by Winston Churchill
  7. 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
  8. “ " Some latent vanity and love of the world. ” – The Allen House or Twenty Years Ago and Now by T. S. Arthur
  9. The vines were husky and had more latent buds than I had believed possible. ” – Old Plymouth Trails by Winthrop Packard
  10. “ " I'm afraid your knowledge, Burt, resembles latent heat," laughed Leonard. ” – Nature's Serial Story by E. P. Roe

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