a break or opening, as in a fence, wall, or military line; breach:
We found a gap in the enemy’s line of fortifications.
an empty space or interval; interruption in continuity; hiatus:
a momentary gap in a siren’s wailing; a gap in his memory.
a wide divergence or difference; disparity:
the gap between expenses and income; the gap between ideals and actions.
a difference or disparity in attitudes, perceptions, character, or development, or a lack of confidence or understanding, perceived as creating a problem:
the technology gap; a communications gap.
a deep, sloping ravine or cleft through a mountain ridge.
Chiefly Midland and Southern U.S. a mountain pass:
the Cumberland Gap.
Aeronautics. the distance between one supporting surface of an airplane and another above or below it.
verb (used with object), gapped, gapping.
to make a gap, opening, or breach in.
verb (used without object), gapped, gapping.
to come open or apart; form or show a gap.
a department in SE France. 2179 sq. mi. (5645 sq. km).
a break or opening in a wall, fence, etc
a break in continuity; interruption; hiatus: there is a serious gap in the accounts
a break in a line of hills or mountains affording a route through
(mainly US) a gorge or ravine
a divergence or difference; disparity: there is a gap between his version of the event and hers, the generation gap
bridge a gap, close a gap, fill a gap, stop a gap, to remedy a deficiency
verb gaps, gapping, gapped
(transitive) to make a breach or opening in
a department of SE France in Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur region. Capital: Gap. Pop: 126 810 (2003 est). Area: 5643 sq km (2201 sq miles)
early 14c. (mid-13c. in place names), from Old Norse gap “chasm,” related to gapa “to gape,” from PIE *ghai- “to yawn, gape” (see yawn (v.)). Originally “hole in a wall or hedge;” broader sense is 16c. In U.S., common in place names in reference to a break or pass in a long mountain chain (especially one that water flows through). As a verb from 1847.
Groups Algorithms and Programming.
A system for symbolic mathematics for computational discrete algebra, especially group theory, by Johannes Meier, Alice Niemeyer, Werner Nickel, and Martin Schonert of Aachen. GAP was designed in 1986 and implemented 1987. Version 2.4 was released in 1988 and version 3.1 in 1992.
Sun version (ftp://ftp.math.rwth-aachen.de/pub/gap).
[“GAP 3.3 Manual, M. Schonert et al, Lehrstuhl D Math, RWTH Aachen, 1993].
Group for the Advancement of Psychiatry
a rent or opening in a wall (Ezek. 13:5; comp. Amos 4:3). The false prophets did not stand in the gap (Ezek. 22: 30), i.e., they did nothing to stop the outbreak of wickedness.
- 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.
- Gap 2
gap 2 n. Abbr. G2 In the somatic cell cycle, a pause between the completion of DNA synthesis and the onset of the next mitosis.
ground-to-air pilotless aircraft
[geyp, gap] /geɪp, gæp/ verb (used without object), gaped, gaping. 1. to stare with open mouth, as in wonder. 2. to open the mouth wide involuntarily, as the result of hunger, sleepiness, or absorbed attention. 3. to open as a gap; split or become open wide. noun 4. a wide opening; gap; breach. 5. an […]