lacuna definition

  • noun:
    • An empty room or a missing component; a gap: "self-centered in viewpoint, with interested lacunae of astounding lack of knowledge” ( Frank Norris).
    • Anatomy A cavity, room, or depression, especially in a bone, containing cartilage or bone tissue cells.
    • a tiny orifice; a tiny gap or despair; a tiny blank room; a gap or vacancy; a hiatus.
    • An absent part, particularly in a novel or other write-up, frequently referring to a historical manuscript or similar.
    • a place noticeable between cells, permitting no-cost passage of light.
    • A language space, which takes place when there's absolutely no direct translation into the target language for a lexical term found in the supply language
    • a little orifice; a tiny pit or despair; a small empty room; a gap or vacancy; a hiatus.
    • A small opening; a small depression or hole; a space, as a vacant space involving the cells of plants, or one of many rooms left one of the cells regarding the reduced animals, which offer rather than vessels for circulation for the human anatomy fluids, or even the hole or sac, typically of tiny size, in a mucous membrane.
    • A pit or hollow.
    • A gap; a hiatus; specially, a vacancy due to the omission, reduction, or obliteration of something essential to continuity or completeness.
    • In conchology, the normal genus of Lacunidæ.
    • a blank gap or lacking component
    • an ornamental sunken panel in a ceiling or dome

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