Meaning of interstice

in•ter•stice

Pronunciation: (in-tûr'stis), [key]
— pl. -stic•es
  1. an intervening space.
  2. a small or narrow space or interval between things or parts, esp. when one of a series of alternating uniform spaces and parts: the interstices between the slats of a fence.
  3. the interval of time that must elapse, as required by canon law, before promotion to a higher degree of orders.
  4. an interval of time.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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