Hiatus and Lapse

Hiatus

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Hiatus noun – A break in continuity.
Usage example: a three-year hiatus before the fifth book in the series appeared

Lapse is a synonym for hiatus in pause topic. In some cases you can use "Lapse" instead a noun "Hiatus".
Synonyms for Hiatus

Lapse

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Lapse noun – A change in status for the worse usually temporarily.
Hiatus is a synonym for lapse in interval topic. You can use "Hiatus" instead a noun "Lapse", if it concerns topics such as pause.
Nearby Words: lapsed, lapsing, lapsus
Synonyms for Lapse

How words are described

long long hiatus long lapse
brief brief hiatus brief lapse
short short hiatus short lapse
complete complete hiatus complete lapse
Other adjectives: single, large, huge, major, temporary, odd, eventual, occasional.
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