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1. latent

adjective. ['ˈleɪtənt'] potentially existing but not presently evident or realized.

Synonyms

  • possible

Antonyms

  • retrospective
  • unrealistic

Etymology

  • latens (Latin)
  • latere (Latin)

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Rhymes with Latent

  • blatant

How do you pronounce latent?

Pronounce latent as ˈleɪtənt.

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Sentences with latent


1. Adjective
Depending on the emotions of the people involved, the latent stage can quickly escalate into actual conflict.

2. Noun, singular or mass
Energy is not lost during latent heat transfer.

Quotes about latent


1. What we want is not more little books about Christianity, but more little books by Christians on other subjects--with their Christianity latent.
- C.S. Lewis

2. If we have not struggled/as hard as we can/at our strongest/how will we sense/the shape of our losses/or know what sustains/us longest or name/what change costs us,/saying how strange/it is that one sector/of the self can step in/for another in trouble,/how loss activates/a latent double, how/we can feed/as upon nectar/upon need?
- Kay Ryan

3. Opportunities? They are all around us ... There is power lying latent everywhere waiting for the observant eye to discover it.
- Orison Swett Marden

2. latent

adjective. ['ˈleɪtənt'] (pathology) not presently active.

Antonyms

  • impossibility

Etymology

  • latens (Latin)
  • latere (Latin)
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