Meaning of “hiatus” in the English Dictionary

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"hiatus" in British English

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hiatusnoun [ C usually singular ]

uk /haɪˈeɪ.təs/ us /haɪˈeɪ.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.

(Definition of “hiatus” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"hiatus" in American English

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hiatusnoun [ C usually sing ]

us /hɑɪˈeɪ·t̬əs/

a short pause in which nothing happens, or a space where something no longer is:

Peace talks resumed this week after a five-month hiatus.

(Definition of “hiatus” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)