World English Dictionary
gap (ɡæp)
1.  a break or opening in a wall, fence, etc
2.  a break in continuity; interruption; hiatus: there is a serious gap in the accounts
3.  a break in a line of hills or mountains affording a route through
4.  chiefly (US) a gorge or ravine
5.  a divergence or difference; disparity: there is a gap between his version of the event and hers; the generation gap
6.  electronics
 a.  a break in a magnetic circuit that increases the inductance and saturation point of the circuit
 b.  See spark gap
7.  bridge a gap, close a gap, fill a gap, stop a gap to remedy a deficiency
vb , gaps, gapping, gapped
8.  (tr) to make a breach or opening in
[C14: from Old Norse gap chasm; related to gapa to gape, Swedish gap, Danish gab open mouth, opening]

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