Latent can refer to:

Latency can refer to:

  • Latency (engineering), a time delay between the moment something is initiated and the moment its first effect begins
  • Latency (audio), the time delay in digital audio systems due to analog to digital conversions, processing and conversion back to analog
  • The Latency, pop rock band from Maple Ridge, British Columbia
  • Memory latency and SDRAM latency, the amount of time a computer needs to wait to get data from RAM
  • Input lag, the latency between using an input device and the result being displayed
  • Communication lag or latency, the time taken for a packet of data to be sent by an application, travel and be received by another application
  • The latency stage in child sexuality
  • Clinical latency or incubation period, the time between exposure to a pathogenic organism, or chemical or radiation, and when symptoms and signs are first apparent
  • Dormancy

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