an intervening space.
a small or narrow space or interval between things or parts, especially when one of a series of alternating uniform spaces and parts: the interstices between the slats of a fence.
Roman Catholic Church. the interval of time that must elapse, as required by canon law, before promotion to a higher degree of orders.
an interval of time.
- in·ter·sticed, adjective
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How to use interstice in a sentence
There was only one crack, and that a very little one; nevertheless he worked his claws into the interstice and dug.Lives of the Fur Folk | M. D. Haviland
She threw on a heavy bathrobe and kept it on when she crept into the icy interstice between the all-too-snowy sheets.The Cup of Fury | Rupert Hughes
I turn now to the literary work which filled every available interstice of time.The Life of Sir James Fitzjames Stephen, Bart., K.C.S.I. | Sir Leslie Stephen
Wherever the eye found interstice between the fronds of spruce and hemlock the stars spangled the frosty blue.King Spruce, A Novel | Holman Day
He made a movement to close the door, but Marcos put his thickly booted foot in the interstice.The Velvet Glove | Henry Seton Merriman
British Dictionary definitions for interstice
a minute opening or crevice between things
physics the space between adjacent atoms in a crystal lattice
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Scientific definitions for interstice
An opening or space, especially a small or narrow one between mineral grains in a rock or within sediments or soil.
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