gap

Main Entry: 1.gap
Pronunciation: ‘gap
Function: noun
Etymology: Middle English, from Old Norse, chasm, hole; akin to Old Norse gapa to gape
Date: 14th century
1 a : a break in a barrier (as a wall, hedge, or line of military defense) b : an assailable position
2 a : a mountain pass b : RAVINE
3 : SPARK GAP
4 a : a separation in space b : an incomplete or deficient area : a gap in her knowledge:
5 : a break in continuity : HIATUS
6 : a break in the vascular cylinder of a plant where a vascular trace departs from the central cylinder
7 : lack of balance : DISPARITY 8 : a wide difference in character or attitude 9 : a problem caused by some disparity – a communication gap – credibility gap –
– gap -&nbsp py /’ga-pE/ adjective

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