gap


gap
gap [ gæp ] noun count ***
1. ) a space or opening in the middle of something or between things:
Fill in any gaps around windows and doors.
gap between: Through the gaps between the trees I could see a river in the distance.
gap in: We waited for a gap in the busy traffic and crossed the street.
a ) a low area between mountains that people use to cross them:
The more southerly route lay across a gap in the mountains.
2. ) gap in something missing from a situation or a system that prevents it from being complete or perfect:
We will then carry out research to fill in the gaps in our knowledge.
His death leaves a huge gap in the theatrical life of New York.
3. ) a large difference between things or groups:
The president is concerned about the gaps in health coverage that exist for children.
gap between: The gap between farm incomes and land values is wider than ever.
close/narrow/reduce/bridge the gap: The book clearly bridges the gap between theory and practice.
4. ) a period of time in which something does not happen:
gap of: The second volume in the series came out after a gap of seven years.
a gap in the market
an opportunity to produce something that is not yet available but that people would like to have

Usage of the words and phrases in modern English. 2013.

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