interstice

  • 1 interstice — [ ɛ̃tɛrstis ] n. m. • XVIe; intertisse « intervalle de temps » 1495; lat. interstitium ♦ Très petit espace vide (entre les parties d un corps ou entre différents corps). ⇒ hiatus, intervalle. Les interstices d un plancher, d un pavage. ⇒ fente. « …

    Encyclopédie Universelle

  • 2 Interstice — In*ter stice (?; 277), n.; pl. {Interstices}. [L. interstitium a pause, interval; inter between + sistere to set, fr. stare to stand: cf. F. interstice. See {Stand}.] [1913 Webster] 1. That which intervenes between one thing and another;… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 interstice — early 15c., from O.Fr. interstice (14c.) and directly from L. interstitium interval, lit. space between, from inter between (see INTER (Cf. inter )) + stem of stare to stand (see STET (Cf. stet)). Related: Interstices …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 4 interstice — index hiatus, interruption, interval, rift (gap), space Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

    Law dictionary

  • 5 interstice — *aperture, orifice …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 6 interstice — [n] opening, crack aperture, chink, cleft, cranny, crevice, fissure, gap, hole, interval, slit, space; concept 513 Ant. closing, closure …

    New thesaurus

  • 7 interstice — INTERSTICE. s. m. Intervalle de temps. Il ne se dit guere qu en parlant du temps que l Eglise fait observer, entre la reception de deux Ordres sacrez. Garder les interstices. les interstices sont ordinairement de trois mois …

    Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • 8 interstice — ► NOUN ▪ a small intervening space. ORIGIN Latin interstitium, from intersistere stand between …

    English terms dictionary

  • 9 interstice — [in tʉr′stis] n. pl. interstices [in tʉr′stə siz, in tʉr′stəsēz΄] [Fr < LL interstitium < inter , between + sistere, to set, redupl. of stare, to STAND] a small or narrow space between things or parts; crevice …

    English World dictionary

  • 10 interstice — (in tèr sti s ) s. m. 1°   Terme de physique. Intervalle qui sépare les molécules d un corps. •   C est une vraie matière distinguée de toutes les autres, cachée plus ou moins dans les interstices de tous les corps, MAIRAN Éloge de Lémery..… …

    Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • 11 interstice — UK [ɪnˈtɜː(r)stɪs] / US [ɪnˈtɜrstɪs] noun [countable, often plural] Word forms interstice : singular interstice plural interstices formal a very small or narrow space between objects or surfaces …

    English dictionary

  • 12 interstice — tarpmazgis statusas T sritis radioelektronika atitikmenys: angl. interstice; interstitial site vok. Zwischengitterplatz, m rus. междоузлие, n pranc. interstice, m …

    Radioelektronikos terminų žodynas

  • 13 Interstice — A small space between things, especially between things that are usually closely spaced, such as cells. Interstices are the cracks and crevices, the breaks, the gaps. The word interstice comes from the Latin interstitium which was derived from… …

    Medical dictionary

  • 14 interstice — tarpas statusas T sritis automatika atitikmenys: angl. backlash; clearance; gap; interval; space vok. Freiluft, f; Luft, f; Schlitz, m; Spalt, m; Spiel, n; toter Gang, m rus. зазор, m; интервал, m; люфт, m; промежуток, m pranc. écart, m;… …

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  • 15 interstice — noun (plural interstices) Etymology: Middle English, from Latin interstitium, from inter + stit , stes standing (as in superstes standing over) more at superstition Date: 15th century 1. a. a space that intervenes between things; especially one… …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 16 INTERSTICE — s. m. Intervalle de temps, déterminé par quelque loi, par quelque usage, etc. Il se dit en parlant Du temps que L Église fait observer entre la réception de deux ordres sacrés. Garder les interstices. Les interstices sont ordinairement de trois… …

    Dictionnaire de l'Academie Francaise, 7eme edition (1835)

  • 17 INTERSTICE — n. m. Intervalle de temps. Il se dit spécialement en parlant de l’Intervalle de temps que l’église fait observer entre la réception de deux ordres sacrés. Garder les interstices. Les interstices sont ordinairement de trois mois. Dispenser des… …

    Dictionnaire de l'Academie Francaise, 8eme edition (1935)

  • 18 interstice — intersticed, adj. /in terr stis/, n., pl. interstices / steuh seez , steuh siz/. 1. an intervening space. 2. a small or narrow space or interval between things or parts, esp. when one of a series of alternating uniform spaces and parts: the… …

    Universalium

  • 19 interstice — noun a) A small opening or space between objects, especially adjacent objects or objects set closely together, as between cords in a rope or components of a multiconductor electrical cable or between atoms in a crystal. b) An interval of time… …

    Wiktionary

  • 20 interstice —    1. An opening in a rock or soil that is not occupied by solid matter [22].    2. An opening or space which may be occupied by air, water, or other gaseous or liquid material [22].    Synonymous with void, pore.    See also pore; pore space;… …

    Lexicon of Cave and Karst Terminology