Definition: present but not yet noticeable or active; dormant; hidden; N. latency; CF. potential
Definition: present but not yet noticeable or active; dormant; hidden; N. latency; CF. potential
Sentences Containing 'latent'
And it was such vapouring all about his ears, like a troublesome confusion of blood in his own head, added to a latent uneasiness in his mind, which had already made Charles Darnay restless, and which still kept him so.
The latent uneasiness in Darnay's mind was roused to vigourous life by this letter.
I had supposed that it must be latent in the people somewhere; but, I had never seen it break out, until I saw it in the dying boy.''
Perhaps the following silence, perhaps some latent disclosure in the expression of Miss Pross's face, perhaps a sudden misgiving apart from either suggestion, whispered to Madame Defarge that they were gone.
When a character which has been lost in a breed, reappears after a great number of generations, the most probable hypothesis is, not that one individual suddenly takes after an ancestor removed by some hundred generations, but that in each successive generation the character in question has been lying latent, and at last, under unknown favourable conditions, is developed.
With the barb-pigeon, for instance, which very rarely produces a blue bird, it is probable that there is a latent tendency in each generation to produce blue plumage.
I slept soundly until we got to Yarmouth; which was so entirely new and strange to me in the inn-yard to which we drove, that I at once abandoned a latent hope I had had of meeting with some of Mr. Peggotty's family there, perhaps even with little Em'ly herself.
Although a mind like my friend Copperfield's'--to Uriah and Mrs. Heep--'does not require that cultivation which, without his knowledge of men and things, it would require, still it is a rich soil teeming with latent vegetation--in short,' said Mr. Micawber, smiling, in another burst of confidence, 'it is an intellect capable of getting up the classics to any extent.'
I have still a latent belief that she must have been Mrs. Crupp's daughter in disguise, we had such an awful time of it with Mary Anne.
'Without more directly referring to any latent ability that may possibly exist on my part, of wielding the thunderbolt, or directing the devouring and avenging flame in any quarter, I may be permitted to observe, in passing, that my brightest visions are for ever dispelled--that my peace is shattered and my power of enjoyment destroyed--that my heart is no longer in the right place--and that I no more walk erect before my fellow man.
I addressed myself to one of the two warders, who, I suspected from certain latent indications in their faces, knew pretty well what all this stir was worth.
And if at times these things bent the welded iron of his soul, much more did his far-away domestic memories of his young Cape wife and child, tend to bend him still more from the original ruggedness of his nature, and open him still further to those latent influences which, in some honest-hearted men, restrain the gush of dare-devil daring, so often evinced by others in the more perilous vicissitudes of the fishery.
Yet these, perhaps, instead of being the unsuppressable symptoms of some latent weakness, or fright at his own resolve, were but the plainest tokens of its intensity.
Whether fagged by the three days' running chase, and the resistance to his swimming in the knotted hamper he bore; or whether it was some latent deceitfulness and malice in him: whichever was true, the White Whale's way now began to abate, as it seemed, from the boat so rapidly nearing him once more; though indeed the whale's last start had not been so long a one as before.
Zinc was added to give it a distinctive electrical conductivity, the weight was reduced 0.2 grams, and a latent image was added to the zeros on the obverse.
The higher heating value takes into account the latent heat of vaporization of water in the combustion products, and is useful in calculating heating values for fuels where condensation of the reaction products is practical (e.g., in a gas-fired boiler used for space heat).
The LHV assumes that the latent heat of vaporization of water in the fuel and the reaction products is not recovered.
In contrast, latent heat is added or subtracted for phase transitions at constant temperature.
For hydrogen the difference is much more significant as it includes the sensible heat of water vapor between 150°C and 100°C, the latent heat of condensation at 100°C, and the sensible heat of the condensed water between 100°C and 25°C. All in all, the higher heating value of hydrogen is 18.2% above its lower heating value (142 MJ/kg vs. 120 MJ/kg).
Mesmero successfully took control of large numbers of latent mutants, and captured Lorna Dane.
The market logic involves developing the demand side with the aim of transforming “latent” demand into effective demand.
Scepticism about globalisation, distrust of politicians and latent racism were common among people he spoke to, he said.
Dr. Tachyon warns Turtle that the trump virus was never administered, leaving the potentially deadly Wild Card virus still latent in her system.
Bookchin argues that post-industrial societies are also post-scarcity societies, and can thus imagine "the fulfillment of the social and cultural potentialities latent in a technology of abundance".
On near fixation the affected individual may have only a latent deviation and be able to maintain binocularity or have an esotropia of a smaller size.
Furunculosis is classified into four categories based on severity: acute, subacute, chronic, or latent.
The purpose of Woolsey's trip was to consult with British authorities on whether latent fingerprints on material that Karim had handled as a student at Swansea matched the fingerprints of Ramzi Yousef in prison.
Mylroie pointed to a British report that stated the opposite of what Woolsey had been told: "According to Britain's "Guardian" newspaper, latent fingerprints lifted from material Mr. Karim left at Swansea bear 'no resemblance' to Yousef's prints.
To create a false identity--or "legend"--for a terrorist, which is standard intelligence tradecraft. As Mylroie affirmed: "That conclusion (of "The Guardian" and "Sunday Telegraph") actually supports my argument: Yousef’s inked prints (from JFK immigration) did not match the latent prints on Karim’s project. They are two different people."
Her first appearance in the series (in "R") had her caught up in a fight with Chiral and Achiral, two Black Moon Droids, and badly injured as a result causing Chibiusa to go into a fit and unleash her latent powers at the monsters.
His theories state that dreams have two parts: a manifested content, which is the remembered dream after we wake, and a latent content, or the dream that we do not remember which is considered part of the unconscious.
He proposed that the latent, or unremembered, dream content is composed of three elements: the sensory impressions during the night of the dream, the residues left from the day before, and the id's drives that are already part of the dreamer.
However, the manifest content is not comprehensive, because it consists of a distorted version of the latent content.
The therapy was designed to reveal the latent content of the patient's repressed sexuality and unconscious mind.
To understand the dream, the therapist had to explore the latent content of the dream via the process of free association.
The importance of the latent content of the dream in the clinical practice was shifted toward the manifest content of dreams.
In contrast to Freud's idea that the latent content of the dream can be revealed by the implementation of free association, contemporary analysts believe that the unconscious or hidden meaning of the dream is not discovered from the patient's associations to the dream material. According to them these associations are an additional defense, a disguise against the patient's primitive conflicts, and reveals only what the dreamer consciously feels or thinks about the dream.
Disagreeing with Freud's view that the true meaning of a dream derives from its latent content, contemporary analysts are convinced that "what one sees in the dream is the dream".
The imbalance in sensation characterized by Dejerine–Roussy syndrome can be argued through a model addressing a system of inputs and outputs that the brain must constantly process throughout life, suggesting latent plasticity.
Other components are often present; pumps (such as an injector) to supply water to the boiler during operation, condensers to recirculate the water and recover the latent heat of vaporisation, and superheaters to raise the temperature of the steam above its saturated vapour point, and various mechanisms to increase the draft for fireboxes.
Watt independently discovered latent heat, which was confirmed by the original discoverer Joseph Black, who also advised Watt on experimental procedures.
These drugs may raise the risk of contracting tuberculosis or inducing a latent infection to become active.
Infliximab and adalimumab have label warnings stating that patients should be evaluated for latent TB infection and treatment should be initiated prior to starting therapy with them.
Overdispersion is often caused by latent heterogeneity - the presence of multiple sub populations within the population the sample is drawn from.
The latent heat of water condensation amplifies convection, producing atmospheric phenomena such as wind, cyclones and anti-cyclones.
A number of investigators were found to have falsified latent fingerprint evidence under pressure from their supervisors to garner convictions.
His first two feature films, "Frauds" and "The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert", along with his lesser known, shorter films "Fast" and "The Agreement" were produced by Rebel Penfold-Russell's Australian production company Latent Image Productions.
This is a balance condition found in mature tropical cyclones that allows latent heat to concentrate near the storm core; this results in the maintenance or intensification of the vortex if other development factors are neutral. Low level disturbance.
More Vocab Wordsmortify - humiliate by embarassing excessively; shame; punish the flesh; discipline (one's body) by self-denial; Ex. mortified by her blunder; Ex. mortify the flesh; CF. cause to die
dumbfound - (dumfound) astonish (making dumb); ADJ. dumbfounded, dumfounded, dumbstruck
apolitical - having an aversion or lack of concern for political affairs
calculated - deliberately planned; likely
hypnosis - induced sleeping state; ADJ. hypnotic; V. hypnotize
countermand - cancel; revoke (an order)
suitor - man who is courting a woman
memorial - something, such as a monument or holiday, intended to honor the memory of a person or event; ADJ: commemorative
imponderable - weightless; that cannot undergo precise evaluation; CF. pound
embitter - make bitter; fill with painful or bitter feelings; make sad and angry; Ex. He was embittered by many disappointments.