Part of speech:
(Gram.) Expressing possibility, capability, power, etc.
Being in a condition of biological rest or inactivity characterized by cessation of growth or development and the suspension of many metabolic processes:
Of something that is inferred, rather than plainly expressed. Of something that is inferred, rather than plainly expressed.
Existing as an essential constituent or characteristic; intrinsic:
Not brought to realization; not made actual or real:
Slow and dull; apathetic
Not being in continuous use or operation:
That can happen or be; potential
(Anatomy) Situated within or belonging solely to the organ or body part on which it acts. Used of certain nerves and muscles.
Having inertia; without power to move, act, or resist
Concealed, hidden, disguised, or surreptitious
(Law) No longer legally binding
Receiving or subjected to an action without responding or initiating an action in return:
Not stated or conveyed:
Implied by or inferred from actions or statements:
Not known, realized, or intended; not done, said, etc. on purpose
Of, relating to, or involving inference.
Out of sight; not apparent
Operating in a hidden or confidential manner:
(Bot.) Having no pedicel or peduncle; attached directly to the main stem, as the flower and leaves of a trillium plant
Not seen or prepared for in advance
Concealed or disguised as if with a veil:
The phase in the development of a disease between the infection and the first appearance of symptoms
The state or quality of being latent.
Capacity for future success; potential; promise
Inherent capacity for growth, development, or coming into existence.
A state of being quiet; rest; calmness
(Archaic) Dependent on circumstance; contingent.
- Quiescent implies a stopping of activity, usually only temporarily the raging sea had become quiescent
- Dormant suggests a lack of visible activity, as of something asleep a dormant volcano
- Potential applies to that which exists in an undeveloped state but which can be brought to development in the normal course of events a potential concert pianist
- Latent applies to that which exists but is as yet concealed or unrevealed latent abilities
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