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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

A crack or crack-like depression, especially in rock or earth.

Usage examples (36)
  • A long fissure formed in the street after the earthquake.
  • A noxious, sulfuric smell that says that this fissure is a vent for the same gases that make the hot springs so warm and bubbly.
  • The result will be the formation of a vein belonging to the variety known as fissure veins.
  • The sunlight showed, too, that the fissure was the skylight of a cave which opened out on the ravine. for more
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  • The "fissure" (a deep cleft or crack) in the rocks along the river bank was the perfect spot for the reclusive "fisher." (a fisherman)
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