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English noun: hiatus

1. hiatus (event) an interruption in the intensity or amount of something

Synonymsabatement, reprieve, respite, suspension

Broader (hypernym)break, interruption

Narrower (hyponym)defervescence, remission, remittal, subsidence

2. hiatus (communication) a missing piece (as a gap in a manuscript)

Broader (hypernym)piece

3. hiatus (body) a natural opening or perforation through a bone or a membranous structure


Broader (hypernym)gap, opening

Narrower (hyponym)foramen magnum, foramen of Monro, interventricular foramen, Monro's foramen

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