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noun (hiatus, pl2=hiatuses)
  1. A break or pause.
  2. A gap in a series, making it incomplete.
  3. (linguistics)
  1. A syllable break between two vowels, without an intervening consonant. (Compare diphthong.)
  2. The condition of having such a break.
  3. Words like reality and naí¯ve contain vowels in hiatus.
    1. A gap in geological strata.
    2. A fissure in a bone.
    3. A small difference in pitch between two musical tones.
    4. A vacation.
Etymology: (term, hiatusLatin, hiatus)


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