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Noun lacuna has 2 senses
  1. lacuna, blank - a blank gap or missing part
    --1 is a kind of gap, crack
  2. coffer, caisson, lacuna - an ornamental sunken panel in a ceiling or dome
    --2 is a kind of panel

Definitions from the Web


A lacuna is a gap, missing part, or a hole in something. It can refer to both physical or abstract concepts.


As a noun:

  1. In a historical text, there may be a lacuna in the narrative due to missing pages.
  2. Her memory had a lacuna, and she couldn't recall what had happened.

As a verb:

  1. The novel cleverly lacunaed some of the protagonist's backstory, leaving the readers intrigued.
  2. He lacunaed the document to hide sensitive information.

As an adjective:

  1. There was a lacuna moment in the conversation when nobody knew what to say.
  2. The museum's guide pointed out the lacuna exhibit as one of the most popular.

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