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
And it is here, in the interstices between the law and morality, that the pressure for reform starts to build up irresistibly.
White cliffs stretched high above the camp, with pine-trees growing at all angles from the interstices of rock.Mystery Ranch | Arthur Chapman
In some places it would appear that they were built up wall-shape, liquid cement being poured into the interstices.The Towns of Roman Britain | James Oliver Bevan
Nearer came the feet, and I peered between the interstices of the screening balustrade.Valley of the Croen | Lee Tarbell
All day they journeyed through its savage interstices and struggled with its monstrosities of trap and sandstone.Overland | John William De Forest
They supported themselves confusedly one against the other, leaving interstices like a heap of ruins.Toilers of the Sea | Victor Hugo
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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