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English definition of “hiatus”

hiatus

noun [C usually singular] uk   /haɪˈeɪ.təs/ us    /-t̬əs/ formal
a short pause in which nothing happens or is said, or a space where something is missing: The company expects to resume production of the vehicle again after a two-month hiatus.Pauses and interludes
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