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Definition 1: a natural opening or perforation through a bone or a membranous structure - [noun denoting body]

Synonyms for hiatus in the sense of this definition

(hiatus is a kind of ...) an open or empty space in or between things

"there was a small opening between the trees" "the explosion made a gap in the wall"

(... is a kind of hiatus ) the small opening (on both the right and left sides) that connects the third ventricle in the diencephalon with the lateral ventricle in the cerebral hemisphere

(... is a kind of hiatus ) the large opening at the base of the cranium through which the spinal cord passes

Definition 2: a missing piece (as a gap in a manuscript) - [noun denoting communication]

(hiatus is a kind of ...) an artistic or literary composition

"he wrote an interesting piece on Iran" "the children acted out a comic piece to amuse the guests"

Definition 3: an interruption in the intensity or amount of something - [noun denoting event]

Synonyms for hiatus in the sense of this definition

(hiatus is a kind of ...) some abrupt occurrence that interrupts an ongoing activity

"the telephone is an annoying interruption" "there was a break in the action when a player was hurt"

(... is a kind of hiatus ) abatement of a fever as indicated by a reduction in body temperature

(... is a kind of hiatus ) an abatement in intensity or degree (as in the manifestations of a disease)

"his cancer is in remission"

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