suspension, respite, reprieve, hiatus, abatement(noun)
an interruption in the intensity or amount of something
a missing piece (as a gap in a manuscript)
a natural opening or perforation through a bone or a membranous structure
A gap in a series, making it incomplete.
A gap in geological strata.
An opening in an organ.
Hiatus aorticus is an opening in the diaphragm through which aorta and thoracic duct pass.
An interruption, break or pause.
A vacation, break from work.
The band took a hiatus for three months.
Origin: From hiatus, from hio.
an opening; an aperture; a gap; a chasm; esp., a defect in a manuscript, where some part is lost or effaced; a space where something is wanting; a break
the concurrence of two vowels in two successive words or syllables
Origin: [L., fr. hiare, hiatum, to gape; akin to E. yawn. See Yawn.]
In phonology, hiatus or diaeresis refers to two vowel sounds occurring in adjacent syllables, with no intervening consonant. When two adjacent vowel sounds occur in the same syllable, the result is instead described as a diphthong. The English words hiatus and diaeresis themselves contain a hiatus between the first and second syllables.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
hī-ā′tus, n. a gap: an opening: a chasm: a break in continuity, a defect: (gram.) a concurrence of vowel sounds in two successive syllables. [L.,—hiāre, hiātum, to gape.]
The numerical value of hiatus in Chaldean Numerology is: 2
The numerical value of hiatus in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
There is no hiatus (in global warming). Multiple lines of evidence suggest that the earth is warming.
Chris Christie has decided to take a hiatus from Chris Christie work in the finance world to spend more time with Chris Christie family and young children.
Mrs. Christie has decided to take a hiatus from her work in the finance world to spend more time with her family and young children, she recently resigned her position as a managing director at Angelo Gordon.
The Americans are satisfied because, in their thinking, diplomacy succeeded. But we are very, very worried and the Gulf countries are very, very worried and it is absolutely clear to everyone that this hiatus is utterly temporary.
It's actually well timed ... the hiatus in awards from government gives us the breathing room to mobilise these contracts much more effectively this year, we fully expect in the fourth quarter to have clarity from the departments on their future programmes, a return to decision making and bidding for central government departments.
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- hiatCatalan, Valencian
- hiato, pausa, vacaciones, descansoSpanish
- tauko, rako, keskeytys, hiatus, loma, aukkoFinnish
- hiatasScottish Gaelic
- pausa, lacuna, iato, vacanza, buco, periodo sabbatico, breccia, interruzioneItalian
- onderbreking, hiaat, interruptie, gat, lacune, pauze, vakantieDutch
- hiato, lacunaPortuguese
- зияние, пропуск, хиатус, лакуна, перерыв, трещина, пробелRussian
- hiatus, uppehåll, gap, avbrottSwedish
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