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hiatus

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The ideas of a time are like the clothes of a season: they are as arbitrary, as much imposed by some superior will which is seldom explicit. They are utilitarian and political, the instruments of smooth-running government.
Wyndham Lewis
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Etymology

[[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] hiatus, from hiare (to stand open).

Pronunciation

Noun

Singular
hiatus

Plural
hiatus

hiatus (hiatus)
  1. A break or pause.
  2. A gap in a series, making it incomplete.
  3. (linguistics)
    1. A syllable break between two vowels, without an intervening consonant. (Compare diphthong.)
    2. The condition of having such a break.
      Words like reality and naïve contain vowels in hiatus.
  4. A gap in geological strata.
  5. A fissure in a bone.
  6. A small difference in pitch between two musical tones.
  7. A vacation.

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