any function of an institution or other social phenomenon that is unintentional and often unrecognized.
- Latent gout
latent gout n. The presence of abnormally large amounts of uric acid in the blood without the symptoms of gout. Also called masked gout.
noun, Physics. 1. heat absorbed or radiated during a change of phase at constant temperature and pressure. noun 1. (no longer in technical usage) the heat evolved or absorbed by unit mass (specific latent heat) or unit amount of substance (molar latent heat) when it changes phase without change of temperature latent heat (lāt’nt) The […]
- Latent homosexuality
latent homosexuality n. A sexual tendency toward members of the same sex that is not consciously recognized or not expressed overtly.
- Latent hyperopia
latent hyperopia n. Abbr. Hl Hyperopia that can be overcome by accommodation and can only be revealed by administration of a mydriatic drug.