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Gap

(gäp), city (1990 pop. 35,647), capital of Hautes-Alpes dept., SE France, on the Luye River at the foot of the Dauphiné Alps. A center for tourism, Gap is an agricultural market that manufactures clothing, wood products, and construction materials. Founded by Augustus c.14 B.C., it was the capital of medieval Gapençais, which was annexed to the crown of France in 1512. The city was devastated during the Wars of Religion (16th cent.).

gap

[gap]
(communications)
A region not adequately covered by the main lobes of a radar antenna.
(computer science)
A uniformly magnetized area in a magnetic storage device (tape, disk), used to indicate the end of an area containing information.
(electricity)
The spacing between two electric contacts.
(electromagnetism)
A break in a closed magnetic circuit, containing only air or filled with a nonmagnetic material.
(genetics)
A short region that is missing in one strand of a double-stranded deoxyribonucleic acid.
(geography)
Any sharp, deep notch in a mountain ridge or between hills.
(metallurgy)
An opening at the point of closest approach between faces of members in a weld joint.

gap

An opening, as in a wall; an open joint.

gap

i. Any space where the imagery fails to meet the minimum coverage requirements. This might be a space not covered by imagery or one where the minimum specified overlap was not obtained.
ii. Breaks in continuous radar coverage. See gap-filler radar.

gap

1. a break in a line of hills or mountains affording a route through
2. Chiefly US a gorge or ravine
3. Electronics
a. a break in a magnetic circuit that increases the inductance and saturation point of the circuit
b. See spark gap

GAP

(mathematics, tool)
Groups Algorithms and Programming.

A system for symbolic mathematics for computational discrete algebra, especially group theory, by Johannes Meier, Alice Niemeyer, Werner Nickel, and Martin Schonert of Aachen. GAP was designed in 1986 and implemented 1987. Version 2.4 was released in 1988 and version 3.1 in 1992.

Sun version.

["GAP 3.3 Manual, M. Schonert et al, Lehrstuhl D Math, RWTH Aachen, 1993].

gap

(1) The space between blocks of data on magnetic tape.

(2) The space in a read/write head over which magnetic flux (energy) flows causing the underlying magnetic tape or disk surface to become magnetized in the corresponding direction.
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In addition, the conditions for payments of land have become very difficult and therefore forced developers to pay the value of land in a hurry, as well as extend installment periods, leading to a financing gap for those companies.
The debt exchange extends the maturity of two of its bonds by five years and gives the country breathing room to fill projected financing gaps.
The NJEDA's goal is to identify financing gaps and then create a structure that makes financial sense," says Coscia.
The bank said it exists to fill private sector financing gaps and to level the playing field for US exporters and workers.
6 million for Pakistan, which will go towards helping the government in addressing financing gaps while it undertakes fiscal reforms required under the programme.