an invisible image, produced on a sensitized emulsion by exposure to light, that will emerge in development.
(photog) the invisible image produced by the action of light, etc, on silver halide crystals suspended in the emulsion of a photographic material. It becomes visible after development
- Latent learning
noun 1. (psychol) learning mediated neither by reward nor by the expectation of reward latent learning n. Learning that is not the result of determined effort and is not evident at the time it occurs, but remains latent until a need for it arises.
[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 nystagmus
latent nystagmus n. A jerky nystagmus that is brought out by covering one eye.
noun 1. Also, latency period. Pathology. the interval between exposure to a carcinogen, toxin, or disease-causing organism and development of a consequent disease. 2. Physiology. the interval between stimulus and reaction. noun 1. the incubation period of an infectious disease, before symptoms appear 2. another name for latent time latent period n. latent period