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lacuna

Pronunciation: /ləˈkuːnə; ləˈkjuːnə/

Translation of lacuna in Spanish:

noun/nombre (plural -nas or , -nae /-niː/)

  • [formal] laguna (feminine)
    Example sentences
    • Thus, divergent growth apparently prompted offsetting, in order for the coral to maintain the lacuna and occupy the space around it.
    • The interesting thing with pattern, to take the metaphor of the weaving one step further, is that given an overview of a pattern we can fill in the lacunae, and at times we only need a fragment to apprehend the whole.
    • Fill the lacunae in your inspiration by tidily copying out what you have already written.

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