latency period
noun Date: 1910 1. latency 3 2. latent period

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  • latency period — noun (psychoanalysis) the fourth period (from about age 5 or 6 until puberty) during which sexual interests are supposed to be sublimated into other activities • Syn: ↑latency stage, ↑latency phase • Topics: ↑psychoanalysis, ↑analysis, ↑depth… …   Useful english dictionary

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  • latency period — 1. Psychoanal. the stage of personality development, extending from about four or five years of age to the beginning of puberty, during which sexual urges appear to lie dormant. 2. Pathol. See latent period (def. 1). [1905 10] * * * …   Universalium

  • latency period — la′tency pe riod n. 1) psl the stage of personality development, from about five years of age to the beginning of puberty, during which sexual urges appear to lie dormant 2) pat latent period 1) …   From formal English to slang

  • latency period — stage in child development from approximately age 5 to age 12 …   English contemporary dictionary

  • latency period — /ˈleɪtnsi pɪəriəd/ (say laytnsee pearreeuhd) noun the stage of personality development, extending from about four to five years of age to the beginning of puberty, during which sexual urges often appear to lie dormant …   Australian English dictionary

  • Latency stage — OverviewFreud describes in his model of psychosexual development five stages. In this model the latency period is the fourth stage. The other stages are the oral phase (first stage), the anal phase (second stage), the phallic phase (third stage)… …   Wikipedia

  • latency — 1. The state of being latent. 2. In conditioning, or other behavioral experiments, the period of apparent inactivity between the time the stimulus is presented and the moment a response occurs. 3. In psychoanalysis …   Medical dictionary

  • latency phase — noun (psychoanalysis) the fourth period (from about age 5 or 6 until puberty) during which sexual interests are supposed to be sublimated into other activities • Syn: ↑latency stage, ↑latency period • Topics: ↑psychoanalysis, ↑analysis, ↑depth… …   Useful english dictionary

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