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latency (plural latencies)
- The state of being latent.
- (electronics) A delay, a period between the initiation of something and the occurrence.
- (medicine) The delay between a stimulus and the response it triggers in an organism.
- A stage in Sigmund Freud's psychosexual development of children in which children become asexual until their sexual desires reemerge during puberty.