latent image

noun

Definition of latent image

: an invisible image produced by an effect of light on matter (as silver halide or halides) which can be rendered visible by the subsequent process of photographic development

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“Latent image.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/latent%20image. Accessed 19 Jun. 2021.

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