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that which is contained within a thing.
latent content in freudian theory, the hidden and unconscious true meaning of a symbolic representation, such as a dream or fantasy, as opposed to the manifest content.
manifest content in freudian theory, the content of a dream or fantasy as it is experienced and remembered, and in which the latent content is disguised and distorted by displacement, condensation, symbolization, projection, and secondary elaboration.
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the hidden, unconscious meaning of thoughts or actions, especially in dreams or fantasies.
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latent contentPsychiatry The unconscious significance of thoughts or actions, especially in dreams or fantasies; LC in dreams is expressed in distorted, disguised, condensed, and symbolic form
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la·tent con·tent(lā'tĕnt kon'tent)
The hidden, unconscious meaning of thoughts or actions, especially in dreams or fantasies.
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