Meaning of hiatus
Pronunciation: (hī-ā'tus), [key]
— pl. -tus•es, -tus.
- a break or interruption in the continuity of a work, series, action, etc.
- a missing part; gap or lacuna: Scholars attempted to account for the hiatus in the medieval manuscript.
- any gap or opening.
- the coming together, with or without break or slight pause, and without contraction, of two vowels in successive words or syllables, as in see easily.
- a natural fissure, cleft, or foramen in a bone or other structure.
- hiatus (Thesaurus)