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hiatusnoun [C usually singular]

uk   /haɪˈeɪ.təs/  us   /haɪˈeɪ.t̬əs/ formal
a ​shortpause in which nothing ​happens or is said, or a ​space where something is ​missing: The ​companyexpects to ​resumeproduction of the ​vehicle again after a two-month hiatus.
(Definition of hiatus from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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hiatusnoun [C usually sing]

 us   /hɑɪˈeɪ·t̬əs/
a ​shortpause in which nothing ​happens, or a ​space where something no ​longer is: Peace ​talksresumed this ​week after a five-month hiatus.
(Definition of hiatus from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “hiatus”
in Chinese (Simplified) 间断, 间隙…
in Turkish sessizlik, boşluk, ara…
in Russian пауза…
in Chinese (Traditional) 間斷, 間隙…
in Polish przerwa…
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