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Saturday, January 05, 2008

Definitions for lacuna

  1. A blank space; a missing part; a gap.
  2. (Biology) A small opening, depression, or cavity in an anatomical structure.

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Citations for lacuna
Like most other writers of his generation, he was a profoundly apolitical being, not from any lacuna in his education but as a matter of principle. Walter Laqueur, New York Times
Between the time of my first memory . . . and my second and third memories, I remember nothing. The lacunae of these years I've been able to fill sketchily from the entries in my baby book, which notes such incidents as my first smile. Jaime Manrique, Eminent Maricones
Origin of lacuna
1655-1665
Lacuna is from the Latin lacuna, "a cavity, a hollow," from lacus, "a hollow."