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Lacuna

/ləˈk(y)o͞onə/

Noun, pl. lacunae or lacunas

1. A small opening; a small pit or depression; a small blank space; a gap or vacancy; a hiatus. (wiktionary.org)

2. A cavity or depression, esp. in bone. (Google Dictionary)

2. An absent part, especially in a book or other piece of writing, often referring to an ancient manuscript or similar. (wiktionary.org)

3. (Microscopy) A space visible between cells, allowing free passage of light. (wiktionary.org)

4. (Linguistics) A language gap, which occurs when there is no direct translation in the target language for a lexical term found in the source language. (wiktionary.org)

Word origin: From Latin lacuna “hole, pit,” diminutive of lacus “pond, lake”

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