Latency

Definition of Latency

La´ten`cy
n.1.The state or quality of being latent.
To simplify the discussion, I shall distinguish three degrees of this latency.
- Sir W. Hamilton.
2.The time between a stimulus the appearance of the response; the time between any causal action and the first appearance of the effect. Called also latent period.
3.(Med.) The time between exposure to a carcinogen or other disease-causing agent and the appearance of the consequent disease.

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abeyance, apathy, catalepsy, catatonia, cold storage, deadliness, deathliness, delitescence, doldrums, dormancy, entropy, indifference, indolence, inertia, inertness, intermission, interruption, languor, latent content, latent meaningfulness, latentness, lotus-eating, passiveness, passivity, possibility, potentiality, quiescence, quiescency, stagnancy, stagnation, stasis, suspense, suspension, torpor, vegetation, virtuality, vis inertiae
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