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Noun hiatus has 3 senses
  1. suspension, respite, reprieve, hiatus, abatement - an interruption in the intensity or amount of something
    --1 is a kind of interruption, break
    --1 has particulars: defervescence; remission, remittal, subsidence
  2. hiatus - a missing piece (as a gap in a manuscript)
    --2 is a kind of
  3. foramen, hiatus - a natural opening or perforation through a bone or a membranous structure
    --3 is a kind of opening, gap
    --3 has particulars:
     interventricular foramen, foramen of Monro, Monro's foramen; foramen magnum
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