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hiatus

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1 an open space in a barrier (as a wall or hedge)
  • steam was rising from a hiatus in the ground

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2 an incomplete or deficient area
  • a hiatus in the law which prevented the district attorney from prosecuting the offenders

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3 a break in continuity
  • a three-year hiatus before the fifth book in the series appeared

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The first known use of hiatus was in 1563

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“Hiatus.” The Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/hiatus. Accessed 24 January 2020.

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