hiatus
noun Etymology: Latin, from hiare to yawn — more at yawn Date: 1563 1. a. a break in or as if in a material object ; gap <
the hiatus between the theory and the practice of the party — J. G. Colton
>
b. a gap or passage in an anatomical part or organ 2. a. an interruption in time or continuity ; break; especially a period when something (as a program or activity) is suspended or interrupted <
after a 5-year hiatus from writing
>
b. the occurrence of two vowel sounds without pause or intervening consonantal sound

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  • hiatus — [ jatys; jatys ] n. m. • 1521; mot lat. « ouverture », puis « hiatus » 1 ♦ Ling. Rencontre de deux voyelles, de deux éléments vocaliques, soit à l intérieur d un mot (ex. aérer, géant), soit entre deux mots énoncés sans pause (ex. tu as eu). L… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Hiatus — (lat. hiatus „Öffnung“, „Spalt“, „Kluft“) steht für: im allgemeinen Sprachgebrauch: eine Lücke oder Unterbrechung medizinisch für das Fehlen von mittleren Reifungsstadien der weißen Blutkörperchen, siehe Hiatus leucaemicus in der Anatomie:… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Hiatus — may refer to: Recess (break) Hiatus, a small difference in pitch between two musical tones (see Interval (music)) Hiatus (linguistics), a phonological term referring to the lack of a consonant separating two vowels in separate syllables, as in co …   Wikipedia

  • hiatus — I noun abeyance, adjournment, break, cessation, chasm, delay, disconnection, discontinuity, disjunction, disunion, fracture, gap, gulf, halt, hiatus, incompleteness, interference, interim, interlude, intermission, interregnum, interruption,… …   Law dictionary

  • Hiatus — Hi*a tus, n.; pl. L. {Hiatus}, E. {Hiatuses}. [L., fr. hiare, hiatum, to gape; akin to E. yawn. See {Yawn}.] 1. 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Hiatus — Hi*a tus, n.; pl. L. {Hiatus}, E. {Hiatuses}. [L., fr. hiare, hiatum, to gape; akin to E. yawn. See {Yawn}.] 1. 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Hiātus — (lat.), 1) Öffnung, besonders des Mundes; 2) (gr. Chasmodia), in der Metrik das Zusammentreffen eines kurzen Vocals am Ende des einen u. eines Vocals am Anfang des anderen Wortes. Die Griechen vermieden den H. entweder durch den Apostroph: τὸν δ… …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • hiatus — HIÁTUS, hiatusuri, s.n. v. hiat. Trimis de gall, 20.09.2007. Sursa: DEX 98  HIÁTUS s.n. v. hiat. Trimis de LauraGellner, 13.09.2007. Sursa: DN …   Dicționar Român

  • hiatus — 1560s, break or opening in a material object, from L. hiatus opening, aperture, rupture, gap, from pp. stem of hiare to gape, stand open (see YAWN (Cf. yawn)). Sense of gap or interruption in events, etc. is first recorded 1610s …   Etymology dictionary

  • hiatus — [hī āt′əs] n. pl. hiatuses or hiatus [L, pp. of hiare, to gape < IE base * ĝhē , ĝhēi > GAP, GASP] 1. a break where a part is missing or lost, as in a manuscript; gap in a sequence; lacuna 2. any gap or interruption, as in continuity or… …   English World dictionary

  • Hiātus — (lat., »Kluft«), in der Prosodie das Zusammentreffen zweier Vokale am Ende eines und am Anfang des nächsten Wortes. Ein solcher H. wurde von den Griechen und Römern als Mißklang empfunden und daher im Vers im allgemeinen gemieden und nur in ganz… …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

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