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Related to manifest content: latent content
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.
those elements of fantasy and dreams that are consciously available and reportable.
manifest contentThe fresh and memorable content of a dream (which contrasts with latent content, which is difficult to retrieve).
manifest contentPsychiatry The remembered content of a dream or fantasy, as contrasted with latent content, which is concealed and distorted
man·i·fest con·tent(man'i-fest kon'tent)
Those elements of fantasy and dreams that are consciously available and reportable.