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hiatus

hi·a·tus

hiatus

 
pronunciation:
haI eI ts
part of speech: noun
inflections: hiatus, hiatuses
definition 1: a gap or break in activity, time, or space; interruption.
They plan to go skiing during the winter hiatus.
similar words:
abeyance, break, halt, pause
definition 2: in anatomy, an opening or separation.