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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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And in any case this would seem to return us to the problems of the gappy approach, at least for those meanings of the names.
The moves here parallel the mores used by Millian advocates of gappy propositions.
The side hedges are gappy, and I can't ask my neighbours to do without hedges for the next few years while they regrow.
This piece is knowledgeable, but gappy, omitting the growing popularity of lithography and its typographical successor chromolithography, as well as the impact of technological innovations such as electrotyping and the gravure processes.
So there was a happy ending to this gappy tale, but who gets Corrigan's Crown and who is Corrigan's Clown?
If they were listed, as with buildings, the onus would be on the owner to manage them and make sure they don't go gappy.
On the version of the theory which comes to mind first--and hence which I do not suppose to be compulsory--I propose that we should allow that the semantic contents which get assigned to sentences can be gappy, and in particular, I propose that we should allow that "empty" terms in extensional contexts do not have semantic contents.
JOHN THOMAS WILSON will be standing on heaven's oche, supping a pint with that big gappy smile as wide as the Clyde.
Luke Gappy, 20, of Emerson Avenue, Middlesbrough, fined PS100, banned from driving for 17 months and ordered to pay costs of PS255 for drinkdriving.
This will freshen up those which are starting to grow gappy in the middle and is also a good way of propagating new plants.
He cried out and began to run towards Nick with a wide gappy grin and hesitated at sight of the huge hound.
Lack of maintenance meant that hedges became tall and gappy with nothing at the bottom - in effect a line of trees.