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English definition of “lapse”

lapse

noun [C usually singular] (PERIOD)    /læps/
a period of time passing between two things happening: a time lapse/a lapse of time He turned up again after a lapse of two years.Pauses and interludes
(Definition of lapse noun (PERIOD) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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