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English definition of “gap”

gap

noun [C]    /ɡæp/
an empty space or opening in the middle of something or between two things: Picking up speed, she closed the gap between them. She has a gap between her front teeth. A gap can be a period in which something does not happen: After a gap of five years, Juanita decided to go back to work full-time. A gap can also be something lacking: Some people read to fill in gaps in their education. A gap can also be a difference between people: He was trying to bridge the gap between elders and youth, the middle class and poor.
(Definition of gap noun from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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