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The disparities or inequalities in status among defined subgroups of the population. One widening gap is the disparity in health status, strongly correlated with income, education, housing ...

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The Oxford Dictionary of Music (6 ed.)

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2013
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Music
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... Term applied to a scale, indicating inclusion of intervals of more than a tone's distance, e.g. the pentatonic ...

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The Oxford Companion to Music

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2011
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Music
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8 words

...gapped scale . A pentatonic scale; see scale (6)...

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New Oxford American Dictionary (3 ed.)

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English Dictionary
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2015
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English Dictionaries and Thesauri
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51 words
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Oxford Dictionary of English (3 ed.)

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2015
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English Dictionaries and Thesauri
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Term applied to a scale, indicating inclusion of intervals of more than a tone's distance, e.g. the pentatonic scale.
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A pentatonic scale; see scale (6).
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A Dictionary of Construction, Surveying and Civil Engineering (2 ed.)

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2020

... An opening between two...

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A Dictionary of Finance and Banking (5 ed.)

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2014

... The use of gaps to speculate in relation to expected interest-rate...

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A Dictionary of Finance and Banking (6 ed.)

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2018

... The use of gaps to speculate in relation to expected interest-rate...

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A Dictionary of Geology and Earth Sciences (5 ed.)

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2020

... Transverse valley that cuts through a ridge. It is termed a water gap when occupied by a stream; otherwise it is a wind gap. It may be a relic of an early stage in the development of a drainage...

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A Dictionary of Electronics and Electrical Engineering (5 ed.)

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2018

... 1. ( forbidden band ) See energy bands . 2. The space between the electrodes in any electron tube. A spark gap is a special arrangement of the electrodes so that a spark occurs if the voltage exceeds a predetermined value. A spark gap is often used to divert high-voltage surges and thereby protect a device. ...

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A Dictionary of Genetics (8 ed.)

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Current Version:
2014
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Science and technology, Life Sciences
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... the position where one or more nucleotides are missing in a double-stranded polynucleotide containing one broken...

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The Handbook of International Financial Terms

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2005

... . 1 A break in a security's price series when the range of prices traded on one day does not overlap the next ( cf. jump ). 2 The mismatch between the maturity of an asset, or portfolio of assets, and the corresponding liability. The term is often used in a technical sense to describe the relationship of a bank's interest rate sensitive assets (loans) and liabilities ( deposits and borrowings). Thus a positive gap (or longer maturity liabilities than assets (known as long funded ) would indicate an increase in net interest income if interest...

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The Handbook of International Financial Terms

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2005

... . The process of deliberately mismatching assets and liabilities in order to benefit from expected interest rate movements ( cf. open position ). Also known as a yield curve spread...

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A Dictionary of Business and Management (6 ed.)

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2016
Subject:
Social sciences, Business and Management
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119 words

... 1. Any disparity between goals, expectations, or requirements on the one hand and the actual situation on the other, as between the predicted and actual performance of a business or business unit or between consumer expectations and the quality of goods or services supplied. See servqual ; strategic gap analysis . 2. ( asset–liability gap ) A measure of interest-rate risk used in banking. It comprises the difference between rate-sensitive assets (i.e. loans) and rate-sensitive liabilities (i.e. deposits) within a particular range of repricing time...

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Oxford Dictionary of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (2 ed.)

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Current Version:
2008
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Science and technology, Life Sciences
Length:
90 words

... abbr. for 1 GnRH‐associated peptide ( see gonadotropin‐releasing hormone ). 2 abbr. for GTPase activating protein; a protein that activates the hydrolysis of GTP bound to certain monomeric proteins, especially p21 ras (Ras, see RAS ), but also for other Ras‐related proteins, e.g. Rho ( see Rho protein ) and Ran ( see RAN ). Since GTP‐bound Ras is the active form, binding to GAP inactivates it. The protein has SH2 and SH3 domains ( see SH domains ) and pleckstrin homology domains . RGS proteins are GAPs for the α subunit of certain trimeric...

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The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Linguistics (3 ed.)

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2014
Subject:
Linguistics
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93 words

... The deletion of a verb, with or without other elements, from the middle of the second and any subsequent clauses in a sequence related by coordination . E.g. in I liked everything , Jane < > nothing, and her mother < > only some things gapping, shown here by angled brackets, applies to the single element liked ; in I will be giving her some help on Monday and Bill < > on Tuesday the elements ‘gapped’ are the verb plus its objects ( will be giving her some help ). Compare sluicing ; stripping...

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A Dictionary of Finance and Banking (5 ed.)

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2014

... 1. A measure of interest-rate risk used in banking. It comprises the difference between rate-sensitive assets (i.e. loans) and rate-sensitive liabilities (i.e. deposits) within a particular range of repricing time periods. If short-term rate-sensitive assets are greater than short-term liabilities, the gap will lead to an asset-sensitive situation in which an interest-rate fall will lower the profitability and value of a bank. See maturity gap ; mismatch . 2. A sudden rise or fall in the price of a stock or a commodity, such that its opening price...

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A Dictionary of Finance and Banking (6 ed.)

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2018

... 1. A measure of interest-rate risk used in banking. It comprises the difference between rate-sensitive assets (i.e. loans) and rate-sensitive liabilities (i.e. deposits) within a particular range of repricing time periods. If short-term rate-sensitive assets are greater than short-term liabilities, the gap will lead to an asset-sensitive situation in which an interest-rate fall will lower the profitability and value of a bank. See maturity gap ; mismatch . 2. A sudden rise or fall in the price of a stock or a commodity, such that its opening price...

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A Dictionary of Travel and Tourism

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2012
Subject:
Social sciences
Length:
33 words

... Official IATA definition is that part of an itinerary, except the distance between two airports serving the same city, involving transportation by means other than a scheduled air service. See also open-jaw...

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