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Noun: hiatus  hI'ey-tus
  1. An interruption in the intensity or amount of something
    - suspension, respite, reprieve, abatement
  2. A missing piece (as a gap in a manuscript)
  3. A natural opening or perforation through a bone or a membranous structure
    - foramen

Derived forms: hiatuses

Type of: break, gap, interruption, opening, piece

Encyclopedia: Hiatus