latent

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From Middle French latent, from Latin latens, latentis, present participle of lateo (lie hidden).

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latent (not comparable)

  1. Existing or present but concealed or inactive.
    • 2008 July 2, Joe Palca, “Scientists Make Herpes Breakthrough”, abstract, All Things Considered, National Public Radio
      Those infected with a herpes virus are infected for life. That’s because the virus goes "latent." Sometimes, it awakes from its slumber, producing painful illnesses.

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Danish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From German latent, from French latent, from Latin latens, present participle of latere (to be hidden).

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  • IPA(key): /latɛnt/, [laˈtˢɛnˀd̥]

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latent (neuter latent, definite and plural latente)

  1. latent (existing or present but concealed or inactive)

French[edit]

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From Latin latens, latentis, present participle of lateo (lie hidden).

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latent m (feminine latente, masculine plural latents, feminine plural latentes)

  1. latent

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latent

  1. latent

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latent

  1. third-person plural present active indicative of lateō