Part of speech: adverb


Part of speech: adjective

Not apparent; dormant.

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Usage examples "latent":

  1. He feels that unreasoning intuition has penetrated to some latent germ of good in his nature, and for the moment he is disarmed of evil. - "The Morals of Marcus Ordeyne", William J. Locke.
  2. The hero- worship which is latent in the heart of all young people worth their salt sprang into sudden life. - "Mary Gray", Katharine Tynan.
  3. Now here they were in a company that was not only altogether alien to their former mood, but extremely interesting and exciting and closely akin to the latent factors in Marjorie's composition. - "Marriage", H. G. Wells.