Archive for May 4th, 2012
- A small opening; a small pit or depression; a small blank space; a gap or vacancy; a hiatus.
- An absent part, especially in a book or other piece of writing, often referring to an ancient manuscript or similar.
- (microscopy) A space visible between cells, allowing free passage of light.
- (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
Used in a sentence:
- Lacunae covered the carapace of the creature, providing a false sense of hope that one might find some sort of hole through which to pierce through.
Formerly Latin and then Italian, the question is was it an English word before it was a scientific word, or vice versa? Another weird word that I like the sound of. Also much easier to say than “a small pit or depression”. I’ll be trying to work this into my descriptions.