latency period


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latency period

n.
1. The fourth stage of psychosexual development in psychoanalytic theory, from about five years to puberty, during which a child apparently represses sexual urges and prefers to associate with members of the same sex. It is preceded by the phallic stage and followed by the genital stage.
2. A latent period.

latency period

n
(Psychoanalysis) psychoanal a period according to Freud, from the age of about five to puberty, when sexual interest is diminished

la′tency pe`riod


n.
1. the stage of personality development, from about five years of age to the beginning of puberty, during which sexual urges appear to lie dormant.
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Noun1.latency period - (psychoanalysis) the fourth period (from about age 5 or 6 until puberty) during which sexual interests are supposed to be sublimated into other activities
depth psychology, psychoanalysis, analysis - a set of techniques for exploring underlying motives and a method of treating various mental disorders; based on the theories of Sigmund Freud; "his physician recommended psychoanalysis"
childhood - the time of person's life when they are a child
phase, stage - any distinct time period in a sequence of events; "we are in a transitional stage in which many former ideas must be revised or rejected"
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The system, which looks to reduce the latency period between the start of the transaction and its confirmation, is used by creating secondary wallets which include a respective secondary wallet private key, and a transaction is performed using the primary wallet private key to transfer different predefined amounts to each of the secondary wallets.
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