Definitions

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  • adj. Full of gaps or lacunae.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Furrowed or pitted; having shallow cavities or lacunæ.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Having or full of lacunæ; furrowed or pitted; marked by gaps, cavities, or depressions; specifically, in botany and entomology, having scattered, irregular, broadish, but shallow excavations, as a surface.

Etymologies

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From lacuna.

Examples

  • His name appears in a very lacunose papyrus along with the name of Aristoxenus (Aristoxenus, Fr. 22 Wehrli), but it is pure speculation that Aristoxenus labeled him a Pythagorean; Euryphon the Cnidian doctor of the fifth century, who was not a Pythagorean, also appears in the papyrus.

    Pythagoreanism

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