gap gap  /ˈɡæp/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a conspicuous disparity or difference as between two figures
  2. (n) an open or empty space in or between things
  3. (n) a narrow opening
  4. (n) a pass between mountain peaks
  5. (n) a difference (especially an unfortunate difference) between two opinions or two views or two situations
  6. (n) an act of delaying or interrupting the continuity
  7. (v) make an opening or gap in

Usage(s):

  1. The gender gap is biggest in Austria, where just 9% of researchers are female, and Germany, where the figure is 9.
  2. President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo of the Philippines is one of a handful of female heads of state helping close the gender gap worldwide It's not just about equality anymore.
  3. To close the gender gap on campus, college and university admissions officers often favor boys.

News

  1. Chr. Hansen: The gap between synthetic and natural colors is closing all the time

    Not so long ago the gap between the performance - and price - of natural vs synthetic colors was huge, but more efficient supply chains, advances in extraction technology and more sophisticated microencapsulation techniques have closed the gap considerably in recent years, says Chr. Hansen.
    on June 18, 2013     Source: Food Navigator USA

  2. One person killed in Pond Gap accident

    POND GAP, W.Va. -- One person was killed in a wreck Monday evening on Belle Creek Road in Pond Gap, according to emergency dispatchers. Metro 911 dispatchers said one ve...
    on June 18, 2013     Source: The Charleston Gazette

  3. Union Gap Old Town Days return

    Thu, 13 Jun 2013 19:07:23 GMT Yakima Herald-Republic UNION GAP, Wash. — The annual Union Gap Old Town Days celebration gets started Saturday and will go through Sunday afternoon. The event begins at 10 a.m. with a parade beginning at First and Main streets near the Valley Mall that will head south and end a...
    on June 17, 2013     Source: Yakima Herald-Republic

Quotes

  1. "But, with the extraordinary response to his work that we've seen all over the world, I for one, start to be able to look a bit less at that gap in the future and a little bit more at the incredible place in the history of cinema that he built for...
    on Jan 12, 2009 By: Christopher Nolan Source: Voice of America

  2. "Most of the European forces, NATO forces, are not trained in counter-insurgency. They were trained for the Fulda Gap," Gates said, referring to the strip of land between former East and West Germany where a Soviet invasion was deemed most likely.
    on Jan 16, 2008 By: Robert Gates Source: Reuters

  3. "Looking and seeing all three of us together pretty much at the 200, I wasn't really comfortable with having that close of a race," Phelps said. "I usually have more of a gap, but it made my breaststroke a lot stronger."
    on Aug 9, 2008 By: Michael Phelps Source: CNN

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