record gap

record gap

[′rek·ərd ‚gap]
(computer science)
An area in a storage medium, such as magnetic tape or disk, which is devoid of information; it delimits records, and, on tape, allows the tape to stop and start between records without loss of data. Also known as interrecord gap (IRG).
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Riyadh, on the other hand, faces a second year of budget deficits after a record gap of $98 billion last year, a stagnating economy and is being forced to cut the salaries of government employees.
A RECORD gap has opened up in the property market - as prices rose at their fastest rate in nearly three years.
6 Boxer George Foreman, left, regained the World Heavyweight Championship how many years after losing it, a record gap? 7 Liverpool based Jeanette Altwegg was the only Great Britain woman in the post-war era to win which Olympic Gold medal?
The Federal Reserve reports that deposits in US banks totalled USD8.88tn at the end of June 2012, against loans of USD7.11tn, leading to a record gap of USD1.77tn.
The news sent US crude oil prices surging to their highest since June as traders bet the new line would help end a record gap between domestic and global prices, restoring some order to a key spread that has baffled traders all year.
The record gap came as the volume of exports, excluding oil, fell 1.6%, which was driven by exports to the EU - down 3% - while import volumes were up 1.6%, driven by chemicals and consumer goods.
This year just under a fifth of boys nationally have achieved the two top grades, creating a record gap between the genders.
The monthly trade deficit in August reached $13 billion, approaching a record gap of $15.8 billion touched two years earlier when the global financial crisis triggered a global recession.
This included the record gap for a single approval rating: 83 points, which occurred twice -- in September 2004 (95% Republican, 12% Democratic) and October 2004 (94% Republican, 11% Democratic).
In January paper WTI, which usually trades at a premium of $1-2/b over the price of paper Brent, fell sharply, leaving it at a discount of almost $12 - a record gap. This dislocation in the market continued well into the summer.
The record gap between the boardroom and the shop floor is exposed in the TUC's PensionWatch survey.
Permeating the downtown market at the beginning of 2006 was a sense of worry over the large amount of vacant space in Lower Manhattan, concern that seemed to heighten as the soaring midtown market rose to the point where a record gap in rental rates emerged between the two districts.