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English definition of “gap”

gap

noun (HOLE)    /ɡæp/
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.Holes, hollows and dips 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.Opportunity Freedom to act
(Definition of gap noun (HOLE) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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