• Interstice


    From Old French interstice, from Latin interstitium

    Full definition of 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

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