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English definition of “gap”

gap

noun uk   /ɡæp/ us  

gap noun (HOLE)

B1 [C] an empty space or opening in the middle of something or between two things: The children squeezed through a gap in the wall. She has a small gap between her front teeth. gap in the market C2 [C] an opportunity for a product or service that does not already exist: There is a gap in the magazine market that needs to be filled.

gap noun (DIFFERENCE)

B2 [S] a difference between two things: The gap between rich and poor is still widening (= becoming greater). B2 [C usually singular] a period of time spent doing something different: After a gap of five years, Jennifer decided to go back to work full-time.
(Definition of gap from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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