Associations to the word «Latent»


LATENT, adjective. Existing or present but concealed or inactive.
LATENT HEAT, noun. (physics) the heat that is released or absorbed accompanying a change of state or of phase
LATENT VARIABLE, noun. (statistics) A variable that is not directly measured but is inferred by means of a mathematical model from one or more directly observed variables.
LATENT VARIABLES, noun. Plural of latent variable

Dictionary definition

LATENT, adjective. Potentially existing but not presently evident or realized; "a latent fingerprint"; "latent talent".
LATENT, adjective. (pathology) not presently active; "latent infection"; "latent diabetes".

Wise words

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