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From Old French interstice, from Latin interstitium


interstice (plural interstices)

  1. 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.
  2. An interval of time required by the Roman Catholic Church between the attainment of different degrees of an order.
  3. By extension, a small interval of time free to be spent on activities other than one's primary goal.
  4. Figuratively, a fragment of space
    • 2013, Simon Jenkins, Gibraltar and the Falklands deny the logic of history (in The Guardian, 14 August 2013)[1]
      Relics of the British empire now mostly survive in the interstices of the global economy. They are the major winners from the fiscal haemorrhage that has resulted from financial globalisation.




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interstice m (plural interstices)

  1. (religion) interstice
  2. gap, interval

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