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Meaning of lapse

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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

      n 1: a mistake resulting from inattention [syn: {oversight},
      2: a break or intermission in the occurrence of something; "a
         lapse of three weeks between letters"
      3: a failure to maintain a higher state [syn: {backsliding},
         {lapse}, {lapsing}, {relapse}, {relapsing}, {reversion},
      v 1: pass into a specified state or condition; "He sank into
           nirvana" [syn: {sink}, {pass}, {lapse}]
      2: end, at least for a long time; "The correspondence lapsed"
      3: drop to a lower level, as in one's morals or standards [syn:
         {lapse}, {backslide}]
      4: go back to bad behavior; "Those who recidivate are often
         minor criminals" [syn: {relapse}, {lapse}, {recidivate},
         {regress}, {retrogress}, {fall back}]
      5: let slip; "He lapsed his membership"
      6: pass by; "three years elapsed" [syn: {elapse}, {lapse},
         {pass}, {slip by}, {glide by}, {slip away}, {go by}, {slide
         by}, {go along}]

Source : WordNet ® Princeton University. 2010.

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