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gap

 [gap]
an opening or hiatus.
anion gap the concentration of plasma anions not routinely measured by laboratory screening, accounting for the difference between the routinely measured anions and cations and equal to the plasma sodium − (chloride + bicarbonate); used in the evaluation of acid-base disorders.
auscultatory gap a period in which Korotkoff sounds disappear during auscultation of a patient' s blood pressure.

gap

(gap),
1. A hiatus or opening in a structure.
2. An interval or discontinuity in any series or sequence.
3. A period in the cell cycle.
4. A communicating junction.

gap

(gap) an unoccupied interval in time; an opening or hiatus.
air-bone gap  the lag between the audiographic curves for air- and bone-conducted stimuli, as an indication of loss of bone conduction of the ear.
anion gap  the concentration of plasma anions not routinely measured by laboratory screening, accounting for the difference between the measured anions and cations.
auscultatory gap  a period in which sound is not heard in the auscultatory method of sphygmomanometry.
interocclusal gap  see under distance.

gap

Etymology: OE, gapa, a hole
a short, missing segment in one strand of a DNA molecule.

gap

Vox populi A separation between 2 or more objects or processes. See Anion gap, AC-BC gap, Developmental gap, Gender gap, Osmolar gap, Utilization gap.

gap

(G) (gap)
1. A hiatus or opening in a structure.
2. An interval or discontinuity in any series or sequence.
3. A period in the cell cycle.

gap

(gap)
1. Space created because two adjacent teeth in dental arch do not touch.
2. A hiatus or opening in a structure.
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From Gappy, via email: "At our Champions League win on Wednesday night, the Schalke fans were singing 'who the f*** is Chelsea London?
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The side hedges are gappy, and I can't ask my neighbours to do without hedges for the next few years while they regrow.
In Strawson's view, we would do better to accept the gappy nature of consciousness and the transitory and ephemeral nature of the self.
Lack of maintenance meant that hedges became tall and gappy with nothing at the bottom - in effect a line of trees.
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If the universally quantified premise in the sorites argument is evaluated as gappy, then the paradox is blocked.
Comerford in his contribution to A New History of Ireland (1989) and Stephen Koss in the nineteenth-century volume of The Rise and Fall of the Political Press in Britain (1980), Matie-Louise Legg makes a decisive return to grassroots, the gappy archives of local statistical surveys, business transaction files and census reports, in order to piece together a highly convincing, highly informative account of Ireland's provincial press, from its most famous, longest-runner--the Belfast Newsletter, founded in 1737--to the many long-forgotten but well-intentioned publications that lasted little more than a matter of weeks.
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Cara Delevingne, put those big brows away, Lara Stone, enough with the gappy teeth: they are so over.