Business / Real Estate / Latent Defect: A hidden structural defect that would not be discovered by ordinary inspection and that threatens the propertys soundness or the safety of its inhabitants. Some states impose on sellers and licensees a duty to inspect for and disclose latent defects. Buyers have been able to either rescind the sales contract or receive damages when a seller fails to reveal known latent defects. The courts have also decided in favor of the buyer when the seller neglected to reveal violations of zoning or building codes.
Defect Noun Synonyms: blemish, imperfection, failing, weakness, flaw, fault, mark, stain, irregularity, mistake, error
Defect Verb Synonyms: shortcoming, deficiency, lack, want, inadequacy, insufficiency, shortfall, failure, weakness, frailty, weak point, imperfection, irregularity, liability
Entertainment / Photography / Latent Image: Invisible image produced by exposure which can be made visible by development. MORE
Science / Chemistry / Latent Heat: Heat that is absorbed without causing a rise in temperature. For example, 'latent heat of vaporization' refers to the amount of heat required to convert a liquid to vapor at a particular temperature. MORE
Business / Search Engine Optimization (SEO) / Latent Semantic Indexing (LSI): This mouthful just means that the search engines index commonly associated groups of words in a document. SEOs refer to these same groups of words as "Long Tail Searches". The majority of searches con MORE