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English definition of “pay gap”

pay gap

noun [C, usually singular]     (also wage gap, wage differential) HR, WORKPLACE
the difference between the average pay of two different groups of people, for example men and women: the gender pay gap pay gap between sb (and sb) With wages for lower-skill jobs held in check by a labor surplus, the pay gap between executives and the workers is widening.
(Definition of pay gap noun from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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