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Thursday, March 12



Part of speech: noun

Origin: Latin, 15th century


An intervening space, especially a very small one.


A short period of time in between events.

Examples of Interstice in a sentence

"I saw the neighbor’s dog’s eye peeking through the interstice of the fence."

"His birthday falls during the interstice between Christmas and the New Year."

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About Interstice

Read between the lines — an interstice is the space between. It can apply to a physical gap between objects, or it can be used in a more figurative sense, such as time periods or even emotional space.

Did you Know?

You might recognize “inter” as between. Interstice comes from the Latin word “intersistere,” which means standing between. It’s an impressive word for a tiny gap.

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