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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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Given its lack of access to capital markets and limits to multilateral financing now that the IMF program has expired, the central government faces a financing gap this year of 0.
Contract notice: Updated financial analysis including the calculation of the financing gap (the gap recalculation) for the project municipal wastewater organizing boar - construction and reconstruction of sewage systems, co-financed by the eu cohesion fund under the operational programme infrastructure and environment 2007-2013.
Federal and state subsidies, primarily in the form of loans, have not kept pace - leaving a financing gap of $95 billion.
There is a substantial financing gap between estimated and actual funding for required adaptation/mitigation interventions in Africa.
With the Paris Club rescheduling, the remaining financing gap is estimated at US$114 million.
The funding, provided through the Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFI) Bond Guarantee Program, is designed to help CDFIs fill a financing gap in underserved areas by providing long-term, fixed rate capital.
The remaining financing gap will most likely be secured with non-inflationary sources of domestic financing and grants.
Although multilateral and bilateral creditors are expected to disburse close to US$700 million, this still leaves a financing gap of US$300 million.
The overall external financing gap of the balance of payments is easing this year compared with the year before but the financing gap of the first five months still remained high, reaching over five percent of expected annual GDP of 2014.
The government has elected to restructure obligations on domestic and externally-issued debt with original maturities of one year or more in order to close a substantial fiscal financing gap.
Mr Simuusa further added that there is a big financing gap for agriculture in Zambia as designed in the National Agriculture Investment Programme (NAIP) which requires to be closed.
Fitch estimates that the government could have a financing gap as high as 7% of GDP in 2003, which authorities will have to close by reducing the deficit, securing additional finance, or completing further debt exchanges.