lacunae lacunae

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a blank gap or missing part
  2. (n) an ornamental sunken panel in a ceiling or dome

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. To produce his new edition, he spent four tireless years writing to authorities the world over to verify birth and death dates and fill in biographical lacunae.
  2. But it is problematic whether such a hearing could legally consider some of the larger lacunae in Kennedy's account.
  3. The dictionary is not Palazhchenko's only contribution to bridging the gaps, or filling in the cultural and historical lacunae.

Quotes

  1. "The ad hoc manner in which governments have had to respond to the management of this crisis is reflective of serious lacunae (gaps) in the current world financial system," Ban said.
    on Oct 13, 2008 By: Ban Ki-moon Source: Reuters

  2. Maintaining that the government was committed to provide all modern weapons and equipments to the Army, Navy and the Air Force, Antony said "we will not allow any lacunae to take place. There is no room for malfunctioning and wherever possible, we...
    on May 28, 2008 By: AK Antony Source: Business Standard

  3. Kingsolver says that "when I understood that I was writing about the lacunae - the missing pieces - I knew that I had to write about Trotsky, because he's an erased person. People don't even know about him - or if they know anything they think that...
    on Jun 10, 2010 By: Barbara Kingsolver Source: The Guardian

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