interstice

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n interstice small opening between things
    • n interstice a small structural space between tissues or parts of an organ "the interstices of a network"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Interstice An interval of time; specifically R. C. Ch, in the plural, the intervals which the canon law requires between the reception of the various degrees of orders. "Nonobservance of the interstices . . . is a sin."
    • Interstice That which intervenes between one thing and another; especially, a space between things closely set, or between the parts which compose a body; a narrow chink; a crack; a crevice; a hole; an interval; as, the interstices of a wall.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n interstice An intervening space; an opening; especially, a small or narrow space between apposed surfaces or things; a gap, chink, slit, crevice, or cranny.
    • n interstice In canon law, the interval of time required for promotion from a lower to a higher degree of orders.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Interstice in′tėr-stis or in-tėr′stis a small space between things closely set, or between the parts which compose a body
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. interstitium, a pause, interval; inter, between + sistere, to set, fr. stare, to stand: cf. F. interstice,. See Stand
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr.,—L.,—inter, between, sistĕre, stitum, to stand.

Usage

In literature:

Clay is to be considered as a spongy body, having many interstices or pores, from its having contained water when soft.
"Conversations on Chemistry, V. 1-2" by Jane Marcet
In the network thus produced, any kind of dots may be put in the severally shaped interstices.
"Ariadne Florentina" by John Ruskin
The interstices between the logs are chinked with strips of wood and daubed with mortar both outside and in.
"A New Guide for Emigrants to the West" by J. M. Peck
The weapon fell from his relaxed clutch; and passing through the interstices of the timber, sank to the bottom of the sea!
"The Ocean Waifs" by Mayne Reid
An interstice left open between the two flaps permitted a fall view of the interior.
"The Wild Huntress" by Mayne Reid
Terra-cotta cones inscribed with prayers had been thrown into the interstices.
"A History of Art in Chaldæa & Assyria, v. 1" by Georges Perrot
True percolation means to drip through fine interstices of china or metal.
"All About Coffee" by William H. Ukers
The gills are pure white, unequal, some of them forked, adnate, the interstices venulose.
"The Mushroom, Edible and Otherwise" by M. E. Hard
There seemed to be no interstice, no crevice into which he might insert the keen probe of his marvelous deductive power.
"The Crevice" by William John Burns and Isabel Ostrander
The house was not built of adobe, as are most Mexican huts, but of stones, with the interstices plastered with mud.
"Out on the Pampas" by G. A. Henty
This became less and less necessary as the water froze round her and in the interstices in her sides.
"Farthest North" by Fridtjof Nansen
It aims largely at the filling of interstices.
"Five Stages of Greek Religion" by Gilbert Murray
The ghostly haze about them now was paler, but through the interstices overhead came no glint of sunshine, nor even the glow of a clear dawn.
"The Pathless Trail" by Arthur O. (Arthur Olney) Friel
Pour into the jars enough of the stewed and strained tomato to fill all the interstices.
"Canned Fruit, Preserves, and Jellies: Household Methods of Preparation" by Maria Parloa
Within the nucleus is a network of fibres, a sap fills the interstices of the network.
"A Critique of the Theory of Evolution" by Thomas Hunt Morgan
The color is still left in every sheltered interstice of the foliage.
"The Stones of Venice, Volume II (of 3)," by John Ruskin
The grate is made of flat bars set on edge, and with considerable interstices.
"Elements of Chemistry," by Antoine Lavoisier
In the interstices between the stones my eye caught a dull glitter.
"Gold" by Stewart White
About half way down the mountain, we could see through the interstices the opposite slope.
"A Year in the Fields" by John Burroughs
Dark moss lined the interstices between the irregular and loosely placed stones.
"The Hills and the Vale" by Richard Jefferies
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In news:

The story the book has to tell, of the formation of a soul and a sensibility, is slyly concealed within the interstices of a set of other stories, other lives, other pasts.
Stress has begun to create structural failures in the interstices but, as yet, has produced only surface cracks on the social facade.
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In science:

These added disks give rise to three smaller interstices, which will be filled in the next generation.
Walks on Apollonian networks
For each new node added to a certain triangle (corresponding to the curvilineartriangle interstice), the three vertices are linked to, and three new triangles are created in the network, into which nodes will be inserted in the next generation.
Walks on Apollonian networks
The proof is given in Section 2.2 and consists in showing that the interstices of the half-flower packing have bounded geometry.
On the Riemann surface type of Random Planar Maps
The interstice If of a triangular face f with vertices (v1 , v2 , v3 ) is the equilateral sub-triangle whose vertices are the midpoints of the edges, see Figure 2.
On the Riemann surface type of Random Planar Maps
The interstices and the half-flowers form a decomposition of the surface.
On the Riemann surface type of Random Planar Maps
Figure 2: The same flower as in 1 but with the interstice triangles shaded.
On the Riemann surface type of Random Planar Maps
Then R is parabolic if and only if the fol lowing two conditions are satisfied: First, the sequence of centers of interstices φ(cf )f ∈F (T ) has precisely one accumulation point in C.
On the Riemann surface type of Random Planar Maps
The condition on the centers of interstices can be replaced by the condition that the sequence of interstices φ(If )f ∈F (T ) has at most one accumulation point in C.
On the Riemann surface type of Random Planar Maps
We get around this problem by considering the interstices.
On the Riemann surface type of Random Planar Maps
Notice that in Figure 3 the interstices do not have bounded geometry.
On the Riemann surface type of Random Planar Maps
In both cases, the interstice If and the line segment [cf , cf (cid:48) ] are compact subsets of U and thus of finite hyperbolic diameter within U .
On the Riemann surface type of Random Planar Maps
With our parabolicity criterion Proposition 1.4 in mind (and thinking of the Riemann surface interstice-packing as a substitute for the circle packings), we are interested in finite or countably infinite sets of points φ(cf )f ∈F (T ) , together with the combinatorics of the triangulation.
On the Riemann surface type of Random Planar Maps
Instructive examples are the 6-regular triangular lattice and the 7regular lattice and the corresponding centers of Riemann surface interstices E∞ (or circle packings P∞ ).
On the Riemann surface type of Random Planar Maps
The laws of the interstice-packings converge even in this finer topology.
On the Riemann surface type of Random Planar Maps
The authors used a random closed packed mixture of NQDs with organic caps filling interstices and considered the volume weighted average of the index of refraction of CdSe (n = 2.58) and organic caps (n = 1.47) as an effective index of refraction.
Measurement of the separation dependence of resonant energy transfer between CdSe/ZnS core/shell nanocrystallite quantum dots
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