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A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
1. (elapsed period)
a. lapse
Después de un lapso de tres años, Lucas volvió a visitar a su padre.Following a lapse of three years, Lucas visited his father again.
b. period of time
Perdimos la señal de televisión por un corto lapso de tiempo.We lost the TV signal for a short period of time.
c. space
Anita llegó a los Estados Unidos cuando era niña y en el lapso de unos meses ya hablaba bien el inglés.Anita came to the United States as a child, and in the space of a few months, she was already speaking good English.
d. interval
El partido se reanudó después de un lapso de dos horas debido a la lluvia.The game restarted after a two-hour interval due to rain.
2. (mistake)
a. slip
¿Te llamé Diego en vez de David? ¡Perdón! Fue un lapso.Did I call you Diego instead of David? Sorry! It was a slip.
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (general)
a. space, interval
en el lapso de unas semanasin the space of a few weeks
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1 (tiempo) lapse
en un lapso de cinco días in (the space of) five days
lapso de tiempo interval of time; space of time
2 (error) mistake; error
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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