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A long break in between seasons or episodes of a show or book.
The sherlockians have gone insane on their hiatus.

Sherlock really needs new episodes. The fandom has been on hiatus for two years already.

The sherlockians have been making strange gifs ever since their hiatus began again.
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by Super-Who-Locked April 28, 2016
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A gap or interruption in time, or continuity; a break.
"my blog will be on hiatus for awhile"
by psychedelic64 October 15, 2003
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Basically taking a break.
This is commonly used by bands that say they’ll be back in 18 months but guess what it’s been 3 years One Direction, wake up. 18 months my ass
We’re going on a hiatus, for 18 months.
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A break from something for a certain amount of time. Most notably used by musical groups who break up with the intention of not staying broken up (even if they don't know how long they'll be that way).

List of notable bands on Hiatus at the time this definition was written:
Foo Fighters
Sonic Youth
Fall Out Boy
I saw the Foo Fighters at their last show before going on Hiatus.
by GaaraoftheDamned November 10, 2012
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Hiatus is when someone or something goes on a break. Many people think one direction are still on hiatus , no no they actually broke up. Fall out boy went on hiatus for a while , and now dan and Phil are on hiatus .
'Hey so uhm we are going on hiatus! Bye for a few years'
* Watches their videos, interviews and music for the next year until they upload next*
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