silent


si·lent

adj \ˈsī-lənt\

Definition of SILENT

1
: not exhibiting the usual signs or symptoms of presence <a silent infection> <silent gallstones> <silent tuberculosis> <silent ischemia>
2
: yielding no detectable response to stimulation—used especially of an association area of the brain <silent cortex>
3
: having no detectable function or effect <silent DNA> <silent genes>
si·lent·ly adverb

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