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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


Synonymsforamen


Broader (hypernym)gap, opening


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









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