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la·cu·na

 (lə-kyo͞o′nə, -ko͞o′-)
n. pl. la·cu·nae (-nē) or la·cu·nas
1. An empty space or a missing part; a gap: "self-centered in opinion, with curious lacunae of astounding ignorance" (Frank Norris).
2. Anatomy A cavity, space, or depression, especially in a bone, containing cartilage or bone cells.

[Latin lacūna; see lagoon.]

la·cu′nal adj.

lacuna

(ləˈkjuːnə)
n, pl -nae (-niː) or -nas
1. (Printing, Lithography & Bookbinding) a gap or space, esp in a book or manuscript
2. a gap or space, esp in a book or manuscript
3. (Biology) biology a cavity or depression, such as any of the spaces in the matrix of bone
4. (Architecture) another name for coffer3
[C17: from Latin lacūna pool, cavity, from lacus lake]
laˈcunose, laˈcunal, laˈcunary adj
lacunosity n

la•cu•na

(ləˈkyu nə)

n., pl. -nae (-nē), -nas.
1. a gap or missing part, as in a manuscript; hiatus.
2. Anat. any minute cavity, as in the substance of bone.
[1655–65; < Latin lacūna pit]
la•cu′nal, adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.lacuna - a blank gap or missing part
crack, gap - a narrow opening; "he opened the window a crack"
2.lacuna - an ornamental sunken panel in a ceiling or domelacuna - an ornamental sunken panel in a ceiling or dome
panel - sheet that forms a distinct (usually flat and rectangular) section or component of something

lacuna

noun
An interval during which continuity is suspended:
Translations
Lakune

lacuna

[ləˈkjuːnə] N (lacunas or lacunae (pl)) [ləˈkjuːniː]laguna f

lacuna

[ləˈkjuːnə] [lacunas or lacunae] [ləˈkjuːnəz ləˈkjuːniː] nlacune f

lacuna

n pl <-e> → Lakune f

la·cu·na

n. lacuna, laguna, depresión pequeña tal como las cavidades del cerebro.
References in classic literature ?
Very many defects have been corrected by the various editions of the Hymns, but a considerable number still defy all efforts; and especially an abnormal number of undoubted lacuna disfigure the text.
For the investors in the Lacuna Hohenzellig wind farm and the Lacuna Bucheck wind farm the establishment of the local service station provides additional security," says a pleased Thomas Hartauer, Management Board member of the Lacuna investment company, which also belongs to the Fronteris Group.
Swamy had sought the court's direction to the Centre to rectify a lacuna in the Press and Registration of Books Act regarding the definition of editor.
Bate, professor of English literature at Oxford University, said that the upcoming issue is perhaps the single most significant lacuna in 21st-century Shakespearean scholarship.
Episode 33 features Andrea Ferro and Cristina Scabbia of Lacuna Coil.
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Lacuna Coil, the Italian goth metal band fronted by the charismatic Cristina Scabbia, have confirmed that delayed new album Dark Adrenaline will now be released on January 23, but they fly over at the weekend for a tour that kicks off at Nottingham's Rescue Rooms on Wednesday and will also take in Birmingham's Institute Library on Saturday and Northampton Roadmenders on Monday, November 21.
A second lacuna is the book's insufficient attention to religion.
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