Pronounced: fi-LOO-muh-nist, noun
Notes: This is another word that I didn’t know existed
The word interstice means:
- space that intervenes between things; especially, one between closely space things
- a short space of time between events
Background / Comments
I had a clue to the meaning of this word from the a classic Dr Who show (The Time Monster from the 3rd Doctor: Jon Pertwee); it refers to “intersticial time” (the idea of tiny spaces between moments of time). Our word comes from Latin interstitium, which comes from inter- (between) and -stes (standing).
The word arrived into English around 1600.