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gap

  • n  a conspicuous disparity or difference as between two figures
    gap between income and outgo
  • n  an open or empty space in or between things
    the explosion made a gap in the wall
  • n  a narrow opening
  • n  a pass between mountain peaks
  • n  a difference (especially an unfortunate difference) between two opinions or two views or two situations
  • n  an act of delaying or interrupting the continuity
    there was a gap in his account
  • v  make an opening or gap in

  • The gender gap is biggest in Austria, where just 9% of researchers are female, and Germany, where the figure is 9.
  • 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.
  • To close the gender gap on campus, college and university admissions officers often favor boys.
News & Articles

  • 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.
    June 18, 2013 - Food Navigator USA
  • 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...
    June 17, 2013 - The Charleston Gazette
  • 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...
    June 17, 2013 - Yakima Herald-Republic
Quotes

  • Robert Gates in Reuters
    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... Christopher Nolan http://www.google.com/url?q=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christopher_Nolan&source=dictionary&usg=AFQjCNGrnoGcLNZiBqypc1Gqt8DIoEVuyg Voice of America http://www.google.com/url?q=http://voanews.com/english/2009-01-12-voa15.cfm&source=dictionary&usg=AFQjCNGsoi1BZMQzDrsX5vz38CXpDqe1rg Jan 12, 2009 41074 52634 gap 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.
  • Michael Phelps in CNN
    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."

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