latent

Definitions:

Concealed; hid; not visible or apparent.
- Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874. (adjective) (adj.) (adjective)
Latency.
- Newage Dictionary DB (noun) (n.) (noun)
Hidden; not apparent or active.
- The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894. (adjective) (adj.) (adjective)
Lying dormant but capable of development under favourable circumstances; buds; resting stages; characteristics.
- A dictionary of scientific terms. By Henderson, I. F.; Henderson, W. D. Published 1920. (adjective) (adj.) (adjective)
Lying hid: concealed: not visible or apparent: not making itself known by its effects.
- The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899. (adjective) (adj.) (adjective)
Latently.
- The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919. (adverb) (adv.) (adverb)
Concealed; invisible; present, but not active; as, latent talent.
- The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919. (adjective) (adj.) (adjective)
Lying hid; concealed; not visible or apparent. Latent heat, heat which enters into a body while changing its form from a solid to a liquid, or from a liquid to a vapour, without altering its temperature.
- Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914. (adjective) (adj.) (adjective)

Usage examples:

The readiness was there, only latent
- The Gold of Chickaree by Susan Warner
Any such latent project of Gerard's was prevented by Mr. Rose's mood for chat, a mood not usual for him.
- From the Car Behind by Eleanor M. Ingram
It is conditions like these that bring out the brute latent in all men.
- The Magnetic North by Elizabeth Robins (C. E. Raimond)