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Definitions of hiatus

  1. an interruption in the intensity or amount of something Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. a natural opening or perforation through a bone or a membranous structure Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. a missing piece (as a gap in a manuscript) Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. of Hiatus Webster Dictionary DB
  5. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. The concurrence of two vowels in two successive words or syllables. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. A break; vacancy; gap; a step lacking in a chain of proof; a space where something is wanting. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  8. 1. An aperture or fissure. 2. A foramen. 3. Vulva. A practical medical dictionary. By Stedman, Thomas Lathrop. Published 1920.
  9. A gap: an opening: a defect: (gram.) a concurrence of vowel sounds in two successive syllables. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  10. A gap; deficiency; concurrence of two vowel sounds in separate syllables. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  11. A gap; break; interruption; the meeting of two separate vowels without an intervening consonant. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  12. An opening; a gap; a chasm; a lacuna; the concurrence of two vowels in two successive syllables. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  13. The opening of the mouth in pronouncing words or syllables, when a vowel follows a vowel; the effect so produced; a defect in a MS.; a gap; an opening. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  14. Any large opening. A dictionary of scientific terms. By Henderson, I. F.; Henderson, W. D. Published 1920.
  15. [Latin] Any large opening. na
  16. A temporary break. It occurs when airing a TV show and can be a break between season or employment history. thelawdictionary.org
  17. h[=i]-[=a]'tus, n. a gap: an opening: a chasm: a break in continuity, a defect: (gram.) a concurrence of vowel sounds in two successive syllables. [L.,--hi[=a]re, hi[=a]tum, to gape.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  18. A foramen or aperture. Mouth. The vulva. Also, yawning. Medical Lexicon. A Dictionary of Medical Science
  19. [Latin] A gap or fissure; specifically, the helicotrema. H. Falloppii, and opening in the petrous portion of the temporal bone for the petrosal branch of the Vidian nerve. na
  20. (pl. -uses). Break, gap, esp. in a series, account, &c.; missing link; break between word ending, and another beginning, with a vowel. [Latin] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  21. A fissure or gap. American pocket medical dictionary.
  22. An opening, aperture, cleft, gap. Appleton's medical dictionary.
  23. [L.] (Pros.) A meeting of vowels, concursus vocalium, as in ille amat. Glossary of terms and phrases - Percy
  24. [L.] In Lit., a missing passage in the MS. of an author. Glossary of terms and phrases - Percy
  25. n. [Latin] An opening; a gap; a chasm;—a blank space in a manuscript, where some part is lost or effaced. Cabinet Dictionary
  26. An aperture a breach; the opening of the mouth by the succession of some of the vowels. Complete Dictionary

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