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Latant vs. Latent: What's the Difference?

Edited by Huma Saeed || By Sawaira Riaz || Updated on September 28, 2023
"Latant" is an incorrect spelling. The correct spelling is "Latent," referring to something present but not visible or apparent.

Which is correct: Latant or Latent

How to spell Latent?

Latant is Incorrect

Latent is Correct

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Key Differences

Think of "Late" as the beginning of "Latent" which means delayed visibility.
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Remember, "Latent" has an "e" just like "hidden," which is its meaning.
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"Latant" without "e" lacks the essence of being concealed.
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"Latent" rhymes with "patient," something you might need to be to see what's latent.
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Sep 08, 2023
Connect "Latent" to "latent fingerprints" which are not visible to the naked eye.
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Sep 08, 2023
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Latant and Latent Definitions

Latant

Latant is an incorrect spelling of Latent.
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Latent

Present but not visible or apparent.
There was a latent tension in the room.
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Sep 08, 2023

Latent

Existing but not yet manifest or developed.
Latent talent that was never nurtured.
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Sep 08, 2023

Latent

Dormant, but capable of becoming active.
The virus remained latent in the body.
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Latent

Present or potential but not evident or active
Latent talent.
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Latent

(Medicine) Present but not symptomatic
A latent virus.
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Latent

(Biology) Being in a condition of biological rest or inactivity characterized by cessation of growth or development and the suspension of many metabolic processes
A latent bud.
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Latent

(Psychology) Present and accessible in the unconscious mind but not consciously expressed.
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Latent

A fingerprint that is not apparent to the eye but can be made sufficiently visible, as by dusting or fuming, for use in identification.
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Latent

Existing or present but concealed or inactive.
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Latent

Remaining in an inactive or hidden phase; dormant.
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Latent

(biology) Lying dormant or hidden until circumstances are suitable for development or manifestation.
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Latent

(forensics) The residue left by a person's finger that can be made visible by a process such as powder dusting; a latent fingerprint.
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Latent

(statistics) An underlying cause that can be inferred from statistical correlations; factor.
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Latent

Anything that is latent.
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Latent

Not visible or apparent; hidden; concealed; secret; dormant; as, latent springs of action.
The evils latent in the most promising contrivances are provided for as they arise.
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Latent

Existing but not presenting symptoms; dormant or developing; - of disease, especially infectious diseases; as, the latent phase of an infection.
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Latent

Potentially existing but not presently evident or realized;
A latent fingerprint
Latent talent
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Latent

Not presently active;
Latent infection
Latent diabetes
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Latent

Hidden or concealed; lying beneath the surface.
The latent issues came to light after further discussion.
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Latent

Referring to a hidden stage in a disease.
The latent phase of the illness showed no symptoms.
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FAQs

Why is it called Latent?

The term "latent" originates from the Latin word "latens" meaning "lying hidden."
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What is the root word of Latent?

The root word is "latens" from Latin.
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Which vowel is used before Latent?

The vowel "e" is used before "Latent."
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Sep 08, 2023

What is the singular form of Latent?

"Latent" itself is in singular form.
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Sep 08, 2023

What is the plural form of Latent?

The term "Latent" doesn't typically have a plural form as it's an adjective.
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Sep 08, 2023

Is Latent a negative or positive word?

"Latent" is neutral; it describes a state of being.
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Sep 08, 2023

What is the verb form of Latent?

"Latent" is an adjective, and it doesn't have a verb form.
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What is the pronunciation of Latent?

"Latent" is pronounced as /ˈleɪtənt/.
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Is Latent a vowel or consonant?

"Latent" is a word that contains both vowels and consonants.
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Which conjunction is used with Latent?

Any conjunction can be used with "Latent" based on sentence structure.
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Which article is used with Latent?

Both "a" and "the" can be used with "Latent."
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Sep 08, 2023

Is the word Latent is imperative?

No, "Latent" is not imperative.
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Sep 08, 2023

What is the opposite of Latent?

The opposite could be "manifest" or "visible."
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Which preposition is used with Latent?

Prepositions such as "in," "of," or "with" can be used with "Latent" depending on the context.
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Sep 08, 2023

Is Latent a countable noun?

"Latent" is an adjective, not a noun.
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Sep 08, 2023

What part of speech is Latent?

"Latent" is an adjective.
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Sep 08, 2023

What is another term for Latent?

Another term is "dormant" or "hidden."
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Sep 08, 2023

What is the third form of Latent?

"Latent" is primarily an adjective and doesn't have verb forms.
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Is Latent an abstract noun?

No, it's an adjective describing hidden or concealed qualities.
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How many syllables are in Latent?

There are two syllables in "Latent."
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Sep 08, 2023

Which determiner is used with Latent?

Determiners like "this," "that," or "the" can be used with "Latent."
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What is the first form of Latent?

"Latent" is primarily an adjective and doesn't have verb forms.
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What is the second form of Latent?

"Latent" is primarily an adjective and doesn't have verb forms.
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Is Latent a collective noun?

No, "Latent" is an adjective.
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Sep 08, 2023

How do we divide Latent into syllables?

Latent is divided as Lay-tent.
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How is Latent used in a sentence?

"There are latent abilities in her that have yet to be discovered."
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Is Latent a noun or adjective?

"Latent" is an adjective.
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Is Latent an adverb?

No, "Latent" is not an adverb.
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Sep 08, 2023

Is the Latent term a metaphor?

By itself, it is not a metaphor, but can be used metaphorically in context.
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What is a stressed syllable in Latent?

The stressed syllable is "Lay."
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Sep 08, 2023
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