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hi·a·tus

 (hī-ā′təs)
n. pl. hi·a·tus·es or hiatus
1. A gap or interruption in space, time, or continuity; a break: "We are likely to be disconcerted by ... hiatuses of thought" (Edmund Wilson).
2. Linguistics A slight pause that occurs when two immediately adjacent vowels in consecutive syllables are pronounced, as in reality and naive.
3. Anatomy A separation, aperture, fissure, or short passage in an organ or body part.

[Latin hiātus, from past participle of hiāre, to gape.]

hi·a′tal (-āt′l) adj.

hiatus

(haɪˈeɪtəs)
n, pl -tuses or -tus
1. (esp in manuscripts) a break or gap where something is missing
2. a break or interruption in continuity
3. (Phonetics & Phonology) a break between adjacent vowels in the pronunciation of a word
4. (Anatomy) anatomy a natural opening or aperture; foramen
5. (Anatomy) anatomy a less common word for vulva
[C16: from Latin: gap, cleft, aperture, from hiāre to gape, yawn]
hiˈatal adj

hi•a•tus

(haɪˈeɪ təs)

n., pl. -tus•es, -tus.
1. a break or interruption in the continuity of a work, series, action, etc.
2. a missing part; gap or lacuna.
3. any gap or opening.
4. the coming together, with or without a break or slight pause, of two adjacent vowels in different syllables, as in see easily.
5. a natural fissure, cleft, or foramen in a bone or other structure.
[1555–65; < Latin hiātus opening, gap =hiā(re) to gape, open + -tus suffix of v. action]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.hiatus - an interruption in the intensity or amount of somethinghiatus - an interruption in the intensity or amount of something
break, interruption - some abrupt occurrence that interrupts an ongoing activity; "the telephone is an annoying interruption"; "there was a break in the action when a player was hurt"
defervescence - abatement of a fever as indicated by a reduction in body temperature
remission, subsidence, remittal - an abatement in intensity or degree (as in the manifestations of a disease); "his cancer is in remission"
2.hiatus - a missing piece (as a gap in a manuscript)
piece - an artistic or literary composition; "he wrote an interesting piece on Iran"; "the children acted out a comic piece to amuse the guests"
3.hiatus - a natural opening or perforation through a bone or a membranous structurehiatus - a natural opening or perforation through a bone or a membranous structure
foramen of Monro, interventricular foramen, Monro's foramen - the small opening (on both the right and left sides) that connects the third ventricle in the diencephalon with the lateral ventricle in the cerebral hemisphere
foramen magnum - the large opening at the base of the cranium through which the spinal cord passes
opening, gap - an open or empty space in or between things; "there was a small opening between the trees"; "the explosion made a gap in the wall"

hiatus

noun pause, break, interval, space, gap, breach, blank, lapse, interruption, respite, chasm, discontinuity, lacuna, entr'acte Efforts to reach a settlement resume today after a two-week hiatus.

hiatus

noun
An interval during which continuity is suspended:
Translations
aukkohiatuskeskeytyslomarako

hiatus

[haɪˈeɪtəs] N (hiatuses or hiatus (pl)) (Gram) → hiato m (fig) → vacío m, interrupción f

hiatus

[haɪˈeɪtəs] n
(= pause) → coupure f, lacune f
(LINGUISTICS)hiatus m

hiatus

nLücke f; (Gram, Poet) → Hiatus m; after a two-week hiatusnach einer Unterbrechung von zwei Wochen

hiatus

[haɪˈeɪtəs] n (frm) (gap) → vuoto (Gram) → iato

hi·a·tus

n. hiatus, abertura, orificio, fisura.

hiatus

n (anat) hiato
References in classic literature ?
Loker brought down his fist with a thump that fully explained the hiatus.
Bessie supplied the hiatus by a homily of an hour's length, in which she proved beyond a doubt that I was the most wicked and abandoned child ever reared under a roof.
All due honor, therefore, to the ingenuity with which you have filled the hiatus, and shown the state of affairs between us by a discourse on " surplus value," cribbed from an imperfect report of one of my public lectures, and from the pages of Karl Marx
At the date of a fortnight after the little incident noted above, I find it recorded in my diary that a hiatus occurred in Mdlle.
But it seems to me that there is a hiatus somewhere.
I am afraid," he said quietly, "that there is a hiatus in my life somewhere.
They had been together for four months after their marriage, and then had come a hiatus of four years, during which he was flitting about between St.
There is something indescribably alluring to the eye in a portion of flesh seen through an hiatus in the undergarment, more attractive far than when it rises gracefully above the circular curve of the velvet bodice, to the vanishing line of the prettiest swan's-neck that ever lover kissed before a ball.
And renewing their intimacy after a hiatus of a little less than a year Claire had found her unchanged.
Meanwhile, One Direction, giving one of their last performances before their hiatus, played it casual.
Asked by Wright how their hiatus will work, Tomlinson remained quiet about the length of their break, but said: "I think we all just want some breathing space for now and the idea of that is pretty exciting, not to have any specific schedule or plans.
A new University at Albany study published in the April 13, 2015, issue of Nature Climate Change, links the Inter-decadal Pacific Oscillation (IPO) with essentially all the difference between observed and model-simulated global warming rates on decadal time scales since 1920, and in particular the warming hiatus since year 2000.