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hiatus (noun) – 1. A gap or interruption in space, time, or continuity; a break.
2. Linguistics A slight pause that occurs when two immediately adjacent vowels in consecutive syllables are pronounced, as in reality and naive.
3. Anatomy A separation, aperture, fissure, or short passage in an organ or body part.

Source : The Free Dictionary

Etymology : Mid 16th century (originally denoting a physical gap): from Latin, literally ?gaping?, from hiare ?gape?.

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