Gap or The Gap may refer to various openings, vacant spaces, lacks or pauses:

Natural featuresEdit

  • Gap (landform), a low point or opening between hills or mountains or in a ridge or mountain range
  • Treefall gap, a spacing between large trees in a forest


Personal nameEdit

  • Gap Mangione, or Gaspare Charles "Gap" Mangione, jazz pianist and bandleader

Arts, entertainment, and mediaEdit


  • Gap, accidental gap, or lexical gap, a word or other form that does not exist in a language but could
  • Gap, a kind of ellipsis, e.g.:

Mathematics and technologyEdit

Organizations and businessesEdit

Science and technologyEdit

Other usesEdit

  • Gap (chart pattern), areas where no trading occurs in the stock market
  • .45 GAP, the "Glock Automatic Pistol" cartridge
  • Bomber gap, the unfounded belief in the Cold War-era United States that the Soviet Union had gained an advantage in deploying jet-powered strategic bombers
  • GAP insurance, a type of vehicle insurance
  • Gap year, a prolonged period between a life stage
  • Gaps and gores
  • Generation gap, a term for differences between the values of younger people and their elders
  • Mind the gap, a safety warning
  • Missile gap, the perceived disparity between the weapons in the U.S.S.R. and U.S. ballistic missile arsenals during the Cold War
  • Tatar language#Gäp, a cryptolect of the Tatar language spoken in Kazan, near extinct since the 1920s

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