latent content

noun Psychoanalysis.
the hidden meaning of a fantasy or dream, discoverable by analysis of the content of the dream.
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latent content n.
The hidden meaning of a dream, fantasy, or thought that can be revealed through interpretation of its images or through free association in psychoanalysis.

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Latent content doesn't have those same concrete cues and is usually the more subtle result of many different things.
The latent content of all languages is the same-the intuitive science of experience.
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