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interstice (plural interstices)
- A small opening or space between objects, especially adjacent objects or objects set closely together, as between cords in a rope or components of a multiconductor electrical cable or between atoms in a crystal.
- An interval of time required by the Roman Catholic Church between the attainment of different degrees of an order.
- By extension, a small interval of time free to be spent on activities other than one's primary goal.
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small opening or space
Roman Catholicism: interval between attainment of different degrees of an order
small interval of time
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- interstice in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913
- interstice in The Century Dictionary, The Century Co., New York, 1911
interstice m (plural interstices)