- noun a space between two things or in the middle of something
- noun a space between objects or points
- noun a difference between things or groups of things
- noun a period of time
Cars & Driving
- noun space between two parts, especially between electric points.
- noun a space between a read head and the magnetic medium
- noun a space between fielders, through which the batsman attempts to play the ball in order to maximise the chances of scoring runs
Citation ‘He had got to 365 with a cover drive off Caddick to the boundary. Not for him the nervous squirting of the ball into the gaps for runs which could, in theory, be made more safely’ (R. Mohan, Sportstar [Chennai] 30 April 1994)
- A separation, space, or break in continuity. For instance, an interruption in the flow of transmitted data.
- A narrow space separating components, electrodes, circuits, or devices. For example, that between contacts.
- A space of a nonmagnetic material, such as air, between magnetic components, circuits, devices, or materials. For instance, the opening between pole pieces in a tape head. Also called magnetic gap, magnetic air gap, or air gap (2).
- A region in which coverage, such as that of a transmitting antenna, is absent or below a given minimum. For example, a zone of inadequate coverage by a radar.
- A space between blocks of data on a magnetic storage device, such as a disk or tape.
Information & Library Science
- noun a space between two things, ideas or periods of time
- acronym forGood Agricultural Practice
(written as GAP)
- noun a set of codes which provide practical guidance for farmers on the proper maintenance of soil, water and air.
- acronym forGood Agricultural Practices
(written as GAP)
- plural noun a set of codes which provide practical guidance for farmers on the proper maintenance of soil, water and air.