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English definition of “gap”

gap

noun (DIFFERENCE)    /ɡæp/
B2 [S] a difference between two things: The gap between rich and poor is still widening (= becoming greater).Different and difference 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.Periods of time - general words
(Definition of gap noun (DIFFERENCE) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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