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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.
This unusual design ensures that the penthouses at Lacuna not only stand head and shoulders above many other penthouses, but also that they boast outstanding and far reaching views over the surrounding wetlands, the marina and Cardiff Yacht Club.
Although constructed reflecting traditional local influences, the first structure up in the Lacuna project at King's Hill, West Malling, has a real trans-atlantic feel.
His transition from these canvases to the geometric sculpture for which he became known was a lacuna of the P.
Five of the 13 Olympians attended the affair with taekwondo jin Elaine Alora, swimmer Jessie Khing Lacuna, boxers Rogen Ladon and Charly Suarez all hoping to make the Tokyo Games.
The Lacuna is about a writer named Harrison Shepherd, and his social-climbing mother Salome, who ends up mixing plaster for famed Mexican muralist Diego Rivera, reports the BBC.
ISLAMABAD, 25 March , 2009 (Balochistan Times) -- As many as 7 petitions have been filed after removal of the legal lacuna praying the Supreme Court (SC) to review the decision of apex court 3-member bench on disqualification of Sharif brothers besides staying the ineligibility verdict till the petitions are decided.
Pamela Sharpe has done an admirable job of addressing this lacuna.
Jennifer has just bought a two-bedroom apartment at Lacuna, a contemporary new development of apartments, penthouses and townhouses by Countryside Properties, situated on the water's edge in Cardiff Bay.
If the answer is magnificent views, excellent facilities, peace and quiet, yet a thriving social scene, then Lacuna, Countryside Properties' exclusive development in Cardiff Bay, is the answer.
Snap up one of Countryside Properties' Lacuna homes near the Bay's smart bars and restaurants and the Cardiff Yacht Club, and you'll rub shoulders with the likes of Rocco Forte, whose five-star St David's Hotel is next door.