latency phase


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Noun1.latency phase - (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 agreement covers a four-year engineering support contract for the latency phase of the dismantling and decommissioning project at Vandellos I Nuclear Power Station in Spain and includes the preparation of technical and licensing documentation.
Children in the latency phase are developing their self-esteem and cognitive skills, as well as their sense of logical reciprocity.