Latency

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Latency or latent may refer to:

Electronics[edit]

Biology[edit]

  • Latency period (also latent period or incubation period), the time between exposure to a pathogen, chemical or radiation, and when symptoms first become apparent
  • Virus latency, the ability of a virus to remain dormant
  • Sleep onset latency, the time it takes a person to fall asleep

Music[edit]

Other uses[edit]

  • Latency stage, a term coined by Sigmund Freud for a stage in a child's psychosexual development
  • Nuclear latency, the condition of a country capable of developing nuclear weapons but not yet possessing them