hiatus [hai-a-tus, put the stress on the hi] – (noun) a break
There was a big hiatus while the professor was looking for the right words.
We couldn’t make sense of the text. This seems to be caused by a hiatus in the manuscript where words are missing.
There was a hiatus when she was completely free of the diseases, but then it came back.
No wonder so many hikers get lost on this trail, because the hiatus between High Top and Down Lake confuses them.