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gap US English

A break or hole in an object or between two objects

gap US Thesaurus

a gap in the shutters

age gap US English

A difference in age between people, especially as a potential source of misunderstanding

air gap US English

A gap or hole which contains air or through which air can pass; specifically an air-filled space breaking the continuity of an electric or magnetic circuit or of a plumbing system.

anion gap US English

The difference between the total concentration of (positive) sodium and potassium ions and the total concentration of (negative) chloride and bicarbonate ions in blood plasma.

gap year US English

A period, typically an academic year, taken by a student as a break between secondary school and higher education

milk gap US English

A pen, especially a small one in a pasture, where cows are milked; an opening in a fence, etc., through which cows are brought to be milked.

Okun gap US English

The difference between potential and actual productivity in an economy, especially as a measure of economic efficiency.

race gap US English

A difference between racial groups, especially with regards to pay, representation, etc.

spark gap US English

A space between electrical terminals across which a transient discharge passes

trade gap US English

Another term for trade deficit.

water gap US English

A transverse gap in a mountain ridge through which a stream or river flows

wind gap US English

A valley cut through a ridge by erosion by a river that no longer follows a course through the valley

yield gap US English

The difference between the return on government-issued securities and that on common stock

culture gap US English

A difference in values, behaviour, or customs between two cultures or groups of people, especially as a hindrance to mutual understanding and communication.

dollar gap US English

The amount by which a country’s import trade with the dollar area exceeds the corresponding export trade

gap-toothed US English

Having or showing gaps between the teeth

gender gap US English

The discrepancy in opportunities, status, attitudes, etc., between men and women

missile gap US English

A feared imbalance between the nuclear arsenals of the United States and the Soviet Union (originally and chiefly as an issue in the 1960 American Presidential campaign).

needle gap US English

A pair of needle-shaped electrodes placed in line, separated by a gap across which an electric discharge can take place when the potential difference between them exceeds a value dependent on the size of the gap.

output gap US English

The amount by which the actual output of an economy falls short of its potential output

knowledge gap US English

A disparity in levels of (especially technological) knowledge.

quenched gap US English

A spark gap, especially in a radio transmitter, designed so that the spark is extinguished mechanically soon after it begins.

credibility gap US English

An apparent difference between what is said or promised and what happens or is true

Cumberland Gap US English

A historic pass through the Appalachian Mountains, from southwestern Virginia into southeastern Kentucky

generation gap US English

Differences of outlook or opinion between people of different generations

information gap US English

A deficiency or disparity in access to information.

miscibility gap US English

The range of compositions (for given values of pressure and temperature) for which a mixture of two or more substances that are only partially soluble in each other will separate into two phases or layers, each with a different composition; the region on a phase diagram that represents this composition range.

plug the gap US English

Provide something that is lacking in a particular situation

communication gap US English

A difficulty in or barrier to the communication between two groups, places, etc.; a difference or disparity which causes this.

stopgap US English

A temporary way of dealing with a problem or satisfying a need

plug the gap in plug US English

Provide something that is lacking in a particular situation

plug the gap or gaps in plug US English

Provide something that is lacking in a particular situation