[leyt-lee] /ˈleɪt li/
of ; recently; not long since:
He has been very grouchy lately.
in recent times; of late
Old English lætlice “slow, sluggish;” see late (adj.) + -ly (2). Meaning “within recent times” is from late 15c., probably a new formation.
[leyt-n] /ˈleɪt n/ verb (used with or without object) 1. to make or become .
[leyt-n-see] /ˈleɪt n si/ noun, plural latencies. 1. the state of being . 2. Computers. the time required to locate the first bit or character in a storage location, expressed as access time minus word time. 3. . n. 1630s, “condition of being concealed,” from latent + -cy. Meaning “delay between stimulus and response” is […]
noun 1. Psychoanalysis. the stage of personality development, extending from about four or five years of age to the beginning of puberty, during which sexual urges appear to lie dormant. 2. Pathology. (def 1). noun 1. (psychoanal) a period according to Freud, from the age of about five to puberty, when sexual interest is diminished […]
- Latency phase
latency phase n. In psychoanalytic theory, the stage in psychosexual development, extending from about age 5 to age 12, when overt sexual interest is repressed or subliminated and an individual focuses on skills and activities with members of his or her own sex. Also called latency, latency period.