[gah-ohn; Sephardic Hebrew gah-awn; Ashkenazic Hebrew gah-ohn, goin] /ˈgɑ oʊn; Sephardic Hebrew gɑˈɔn; Ashkenazic Hebrew ˈgɑ oʊn, gɔɪn/
noun, plural Geonim
[Sephardic Hebrew ge-aw-neem; Ashkenazic Hebrew gey-oh-nim] /Sephardic Hebrew gɛ ɔˈnim; Ashkenazic Hebrew geɪˈoʊ nɪm/ (Show IPA). English, Gaons.
a title of honor for the directors of the Jewish academies at Sura and Pumbedita in Babylonia, used from the end of the 6th century a.d. to about the beginning of the 11th century.
an eminent Jewish scholar noted for wisdom and knowledge of the Talmud:
the Gaon of Vilna.
- Gao Xingjian
[gou shing-jyahn] /ˈgaʊ ˈʃɪŋˈdʒyɑn/ noun 1. born 1940, French novelist and playwright, born in China: Nobel Prize 2000. /ɡaʊ ˈʃɪŋˈdʒjæn/ noun 1. born 1940, Chinese dramatist, novelist, and dissident, living in France from 1987; his works include the play Chezhan (Bus Stop, 1983) and the novel Lingshan (Soul Mountain, 1989): Nobel prize for literature 2000
[Chinese gou-shyawng] /Chinese ˈgaʊˈʃyɔŋ/ noun, Pinyin. 1. . /ˌjaʊəˈʃɒŋ/ noun 1. a variant transliteration of the Chinese name for Kaohsiung
[gap] /gæp/ noun 1. a break or opening, as in a fence, wall, or military line; breach: We found a gap in the enemy’s line of fortifications. 2. an empty space or interval; interruption in continuity; hiatus: a momentary gap in a siren’s wailing; a gap in his memory. 3. a wide divergence or difference; […]
- Gap 1
gap 1 n. Abbr. G1 In the somatic cell cycle, the temporary cessation that follows mitosis and indicates a gap in DNA synthesis.