Definition of gap in English:

gap

Syllabification: gap

noun

Derivatives

gapped

adjective
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  • Sequences were aligned using ClustalW, and gapped positions were omitted from subsequent analyses.
  • Exclusion of Adiantum, Anthocerous, or gapped sites affected only the poorly supported placement of Calycanthus relative to the eudicots in MP, NJ, and ML topologies (data not shown).
  • KitMaker has activity templates for: reading comprehension, listening comprehension, gap dictation, fill-the-gaps, gapped sentences, multiple choice, ordered lists and statements, matching lists.

gappy

adjective
More example sentences
  • Cutting a stemmy hedgerow at 2’ - 3’ is not advisable, as it will produce bushy growth at this height, leaving a gappy base.
  • I don't know much about how memories develop, but I know that the image of sunlight and big sky through the gappy leaves of eucalyptus has always felt like an old and fundamental image, like something I've looked at and registered all my life.
  • Path on left straight across field towards trees, field-edge path by gappy hedge, left when it ends, 50 yards.

Origin

Middle English: from Old Norse, 'chasm'; related to gape.

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