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latent image

noun Photography.
  1. an invisible image, produced on a sensitized emulsion by exposure to light, that will emerge in development.
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British Dictionary definitions for latent image

latent image

noun
  1. photog the invisible image produced by the action of light, etc, on silver halide crystals suspended in the emulsion of a photographic material. It becomes visible after development
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