\lˈe͡ɪtənt dˈiːfɛkt], \lˈeɪtənt dˈiːfɛkt], \l_ˈeɪ_t_ə_n_t d_ˈiː_f_ɛ_k_t]\
Definitions of LATENT DEFECT
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Defect in an item found after the delivery of the item, discovered through the normal use of the item. This defect type is typically not found through normal inspection/investigation techniques. The defect can be in either the itemâ€™s material and/or workmanship. Also known as hidden defect. Also refer to patent defect.
By Henry Campbell Black