Definitions for lacunaləˈkyu nə

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

la•cu•naləˈkyu nə(n.)(pl.)-nae; -nas.

  1. a gap or missing part, as in a manuscript; hiatus.

  2. Anat. any minute cavity, as in the substance of bone.

    Category: Anatomy

Origin of lacuna:

1655–65; < L lacūna pit

la•cu′nal(adj.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. lacuna, blank(noun)

    a blank gap or missing part

  2. coffer, caisson, lacuna(noun)

    an ornamental sunken panel in a ceiling or dome

Wiktionary

  1. lacuna(Noun)

    A small opening; a small pit or depression; a small blank space; a gap or vacancy; a hiatus.

  2. lacuna(Noun)

    An absent part, especially in a book or other piece of writing, often referring to an ancient manuscript or similar.

  3. lacuna(Noun)

    A space visible between cells, allowing free passage of light.

  4. lacuna(Noun)

    A language gap, which occurs when there is no direct translation in the target language for a lexical term found in the source language

  5. Origin: From lacuna, diminutive form of lacus.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Lacuna(noun)

    a small opening; a small pit or depression; a small blank space; a gap or vacancy; a hiatus

  2. Lacuna(noun)

    a small opening; a small depression or cavity; a space, as a vacant space between the cells of plants, or one of the spaces left among the tissues of the lower animals, which serve in place of vessels for the circulation of the body fluids, or the cavity or sac, usually of very small size, in a mucous membrane

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