Hiatus

Definition of Hiatus

Hi`a´tus
n.1.An opening; an aperture; a gap; a chasm; esp., a defect in a manuscript, where some part is lost or effaced; a space where something is wanting; a break.
2.(Gram.) The concurrence of two vowels in two successive words or syllables.

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aperture, arrearage, breach, break, broaching, caesura, cavity, cessation, chasm, check, clearance, clearing, cleft, crack, defalcation, defect, deficiency, deficit, disclosure, discontinuity, distance between, double space, em space, en space, fenestra, fissure, fistula, fontanel, foramen, freeboard, gap, gape, gat, gulf, hair space, half space, hole, hollow, inlet, interim, intermediate space, intermission, interruption, interspace, interstice, interval, jump, lack, lacuna, laying open, leak, leap, leeway, letup, lull, margin, missing link, need, omission, opening, opening up, orifice, outage, outlet, passageway, pause, pore, room, shortage, single space, slot, space, space between, split, stoma, suspension, throwing open, time interval, ullage, uncorking, unstopping, want, wantage, yawn
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