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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.
The district council members said that only the alleged two rapists in a case were arrested while the rest of the accused got bail in their cases due to lacunas in legal process and system.
He asked the court that directions should be issued for removal of all such errors and lacunas from the ordinance.
It has been said in the review petition that there are lacunas in apex court verdict and the court has not examined the complete record.