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latent

la·tent

latent

 
pronunciation:
leI tnt
part of speech: adjective
definition: present but not yet apparent, developed, or operative.
His latent gift for comedy will make him a fine clown.
synonyms:
dormant, immanent, quiescent
antonyms:
patent
similar words:
hidden, nascent, possible, potential, unacknowledged, undeveloped, undisclosed, unexpressed, unrealized, unseen
derivations: latently (adv.), latency (n.)