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(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.).


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.
The spacing between two electric contacts.
A break in a closed magnetic circuit, containing only air or filled with a nonmagnetic material.
A short region that is missing in one strand of a double-stranded deoxyribonucleic acid.
Any sharp, deep notch in a mountain ridge or between hills.
An opening at the point of closest approach between faces of members in a weld joint.


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


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.


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


(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].


(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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Salama noted that the financing gap did not decrease with all the facilitations provided by the companies, but it increased because of the decline in sales of companies in the Sixth of October and the Fifth Settlement areas by 30-40% in the first quarter of 2017 compared to a year prior.
Ashe stated that as a consequence, critical financing gaps remained, particularly with regard to agriculture, industrialization and infrastructure development.
The demands are very high and the income is a bit low so my immediate concern is the financing gap, to cross the financing gap and keep the budget deficit at a reasonable level.
These investments are expected to mitigate the foreign currency financing gap currently constraining Indonesian exporters, and they will also fund a pioneering financing mechanism for energy efficiency improvements,' said Kunio Senga, director general of ADB's South East Asia Regional Department.
It addresses a financing gap which commercial banks do not handle and by subsidising micro-businesses and individuals with 50pc of the finance cost from Tamkeen's portfolio, we believe we are making it even easier for these small businesses and entrepreneurs to use the micro-loans facility.
Lewis, principal at Advantage Capital, said: "We were able to provide this established Chicago business with mezzanine financing to fill a financing gap, and provide liquidity.
Pakistan has said it is seeking between $4 billion to $6 billion in aid pledges at the donors conference to fill a financing gap over the next two years.
The officials are recommending that the city loan the developer of the proposed WesTown on Eighth apartment complex $450,000 to help plug a $750,000 financing gap.
Daniel Griffiths, head of investment services at DTZ Cardiff said, 'Finance rates have moved upwards in recent months, eroding the financing gap that has been a feature of the UK commercial property investment market in recent years.
Brazil also had a balance-of-payments financing gap caused largely by difficulties in rolling over a short-term debt that was greater than what would have been prudent.
The financing gap showed little trend between 1982 and 1989, while borrowing increased sharply, reflecting the surge in merger activity.
By supporting companies poised to become regional leaders in those sectors, the project will fill a financing gap in Africa that has prevented investors from taking advantage of sound opportunities.