compensatory pause n.
A pause in the heartbeat following an extrasystole that is long enough to compensate for the prematurity of the extrasystole.
|an arrangement of five objects, as trees, in a square or rectangle, one at each corner and one in the middle.|
|a printed punctuation mark (‽), available only in some typefaces, designed to combine the question mark (?) and the exclamation point (!), indicating a mixture of query and interjection, as after a rhetorical question.|
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