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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.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

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.
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

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.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

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.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

gap

(gap)
1. Space created because two adjacent teeth in dental arch do not touch.
2. A hiatus or opening in a structure.
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012
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2.3.1 Gappy. On the gappy approach, we agree that propositions expressed with empty names are missing a constituent.
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A couple of hours later, back they came with wet hair, rosy cheeks, gappy smiles and squeals of delight.
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Yet the company already demands a commitment to public funding for 90 years with huge subsidy -- twice that for gappy power from off-shore wind, which is for 15 years only.
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As well as the noisy and colourful parade from the Hudawi Centre, Hillhouse, through Huddersfield town centre and on to Greenhead Park, this year's festival included international Caribbean artists such as, Richie Stevens, Gappy Ranks and Pupa Leendi.
Lack of maintenance led many to become overgrown, tall and gappy and many were grubbed out to create larger fields.
This time he will set out precisely what he intends to do - including plans to restore "gappy" hedgerows and protect ancient trees.
Not many people know this, but Manchester United legend Nobby Stiles, who held the Jules Rimet Trophy aloft with a very gappy grin on his face, was stitched up at Wembley back in 1966.