[ley-ten-suh-fahy] /leɪˈtɛn səˌfaɪ/
verb (used with object), latensified, latensifying. Photography.
to increase the developability of (the latent image on a film or plate) after exposure.
[leyt-nt] /ˈleɪt nt/ adjective 1. present but not visible, apparent, or actualized; existing as potential: latent ability. 2. Pathology. (of an infectious agent or disease) remaining in an inactive or hidden phase; dormant. 3. Psychology. existing in unconscious or dormant form but potentially able to achieve expression: a latent emotion. 4. Botany. (of buds that […]
- Latent allergy
latent allergy n. Hypersensitivity that causes no signs or symptoms but can be detected through immunological testing.
noun, Law. 1. uncertainty that arises when a seemingly clear written instrument is matched against an extrinsic fact, as when a description of something being sold fits two different items.
noun, Psychoanalysis. 1. the hidden meaning of a fantasy or dream, discoverable by analysis of the content of the dream. latent content n. The hidden meaning of a dream, fantasy, or thought that can be revealed through interpretation of its images or through free association in psychoanalysis.