latency period

Definitions of latency period
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n (psychoanalysis) the fourth period (from about age 5 or 6 until puberty) during which sexual interests are supposed to be sublimated into other activities

Synonyms:
latency phase, latency stage
Type of:
phase, stage
any distinct time period in a sequence of events

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