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latent British & World English

(Of a quality or state) existing but not yet developed or manifest; hidden or concealed

latent English Thesaurus

they have a huge reserve of latent talent

latent heat British & World English

The heat required to convert a solid into a liquid or vapour, or a liquid into a vapour, without change of temperature

latent image British & World English

An image on an exposed film or print that has not yet been made visible by developing

latent period British & World English

The period between infection with a virus or other microorganism and the onset of symptoms, or between exposure to radiation and the appearance of a cancer