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pay gapnoun [C, usually singular]

uk   us   (also wage gap, wage differential) HR, WORKPLACE
the difference between the ​averagepay of two different ​groups of ​people, for ​example men and women: the genderpaygap pay gap between sb (and sb) With ​wages for lower-skill ​jobsheld in ​check by a ​laborsurplus, the ​paygap between ​executives and the ​workers is widening.
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