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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :
Interstice \In*ter"stice\ (?; 277), n.; pl. Interstices. [L.
interstitium a pause, interval; inter between + sistere to
set, fr. stare to stand: cf. F. interstice. See Stand.]
1. That which intervenes between one thing and another;
especially, a space between things closely set, or between
the parts which compose a body; a narrow chink; a crack; a
crevice; a hole; an interval; as, the interstices of a
2. An interval of time; specifically (R. C. Ch.), in the
plural, the intervals which the canon law requires between
the reception of the various degrees of orders.
Nonobservance of the interstices . . . is a sin.
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :
n 1: a small structural space between tissues or parts of an
organ; "the interstices of a network"
2: small opening between things
From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :
26 Moby Thesaurus words for "interstice":
caesura, clearance, discontinuity, distance between, double space,
em space, en space, freeboard, hair space, half space, hiatus,
interim, intermediate space, interruption, interspace, interval,
jump, lacuna, leap, leeway, margin, room, single space, space,
space between, time interval
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