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gap

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1 an open space in a barrier (as a wall or hedge)
  • there were several visible gaps in the wall where the drywall had pulled away from the wall framing

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2 a break in continuity
  • there was a 15-minute gap between the two televised sporting events

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3 an incomplete or deficient area
  • a gap in his understanding

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4 a narrow opening between hillsides or mountains that can be used for passage
  • thought they were stuck until they found a gap in the mountain range that they could hike through

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The first known use of gap was in the 14th century

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“Gap.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/gap. Accessed 30 Oct. 2020.

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