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Gap

An opening in a solid structure or surface; a cleft or breach
Wriggled through a gap in the fence.
A large gap in the wall where the artillery shell had exploded.
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Window

A window is an opening in a wall, door, roof, or vehicle that allows the passage of light and may also allow the passage of sound and sometimes air. Modern windows are usually glazed or covered in some other transparent or translucent material, a sash set in a frame in the opening; the sash and frame are also referred to as a window.
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Gap

A break in a line of defense.
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Window

An opening constructed in a wall, door, or roof that functions to admit light or air to an enclosure and is often framed and spanned with glass mounted to permit opening and closing.
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Gap

An opening through mountains; a pass.
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Window

A framework enclosing a pane of glass for such an opening; a sash.
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Gap

A space between objects or points; an aperture
A gap between his front teeth.
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Window

A pane of glass or similar material enclosed in such a framework
The ball broke the window.
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Gap

An interruption of continuity
A nine-minute gap in the recorded conversation.
Needed to fill in the gaps in her knowledge.
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Window

An opening or transparent part that resembles a window in function or appearance
A sail window.
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Gap

A conspicuous difference or imbalance; a disparity
A gap between revenue and spending.
The widening gap between rich and poor.
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Window

The transparent panel on a window envelope.
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Gap

A problematic situation resulting from such a disparity
The budget gap.
The technology gap.
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Window

The area or space immediately behind a window, especially at the front of a shop
Goods displayed in the window.
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Gap

A spark gap.
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Window

A means of access or observation
St. Petersburg was Peter the Great's window onto the Baltic.
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Gap

To make an opening or openings in
A wall that was gapped.
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Window

An interval of time during which an activity can or must take place
A window of opportunity for a space mission.
A window of vulnerability when the air force was subject to attack.
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Gap

To make or adjust a space between (objects or points) or in (a device)
Gap boards on a deck.
Gap a spark plug.
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Window

Strips of foil dropped from an aircraft to confuse enemy radar; chaff.
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Gap

To be or become open
Her coat gapped open.
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Window

A range of electromagnetic frequencies that pass unobstructed through a planetary atmosphere.
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Gap

An opening in anything made by breaking or parting.
He made a gap in the fence by kicking at a weak spot.
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Window

(Computers) A rectangular area on a screen in which a document, database, or application can be viewed independently of the other such areas.
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Gap

An opening allowing passage or entrance.
We can slip through that gap between the buildings.
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Window

A launch window.
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Gap

An opening that implies a breach or defect.
There is a gap between the roof and the gutter.
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Window

An area at the outer limits of the earth's atmosphere through which a spacecraft must pass in order to return safely.
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Gap

A vacant space or time.
I have a gap in my schedule next Tuesday.
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Window

An opening, usually covered by one or more panes of clear glass, to allow light and air from outside to enter a building or vehicle.
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Gap

A hiatus, a pause in something which is otherwise continuous.
I'm taking a gap.
You must wait for a gap in the traffic before crossing the road.
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Window

An opening, usually covered by glass, in a shop which allows people to view the shop and its products from outside; a shop window.
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Gap

A vacancy, deficit, absence, or lack.
Their departure has left a gap in the workforce.
Find words to fill the gaps in an incomplete sentence.
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Window

(architecture) The shutter, casement, sash with its fittings, or other framework, which closes a window opening.
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Gap

A mountain or hill pass.
The exploring party went through the high gap in the mountains.
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Window

A period of time when something is available or possible; a limited opportunity.
Launch window;
Window of opportunity;
You have a two-hour window of clear weather to finish working on the lawn.
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Gap

(Sussex) A sheltered area of coast between two cliffs (mostly restricted to place names).
At Birling Gap we can stop and go have a picnic on the beach.
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Window

Something that allows one to see through or into something
His journal provides a window into his otherwise obscure life.
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Gap

(baseball) The regions between the outfielders.
Jones doubled through the gap.
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Window

A restricted range.
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Gap

The shortfall between the amount the medical insurer will pay to the service provider and the scheduled fee for the item.
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Window

(graphical user interface) A rectangular area on a computer terminal or screen containing some kind of user interface, displaying the output of and allowing input for one of a number of simultaneously running computer processes.
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Gap

(AU) (usually written as "the gap") The disparity between the indigenous and non-indigenous communities with regard to life expectancy, education, health, etc.
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Window

A figure formed of lines crossing each other.
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Gap

(genetics) An unsequenced region in a sequence alignment.
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Window

(medicine) The time between first infection and detectability.
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Gap

(transitive) To notch, as a sword or knife.
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Window

Synonym of chaff
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Gap

(transitive) To make an opening in; to breach.
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Window

(signal processing) A function multiplied with a signal to reduce spectral leakage when performing a Fourier transform.
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Gap

(transitive) To check the size of a gap.
I gapped all the spark plugs in my car, but then realized I had used the wrong manual and had made them too small.
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Window

(transitive) To furnish with windows.
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Gap

To leave suddenly.
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Window

(transitive) To place at or in a window.
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Gap

An opening in anything made by breaking or parting; as, a gap in a fence; an opening for a passage or entrance; an opening which implies a breach or defect; a vacant space or time; a hiatus; a mountain pass.
Miseries ensued by the opening of that gap.
It would make a great gap in your own honor.
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Window

To apply a window function to (a signal).
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Gap

The vertical distance between two superposed surfaces, esp. in a biplane.
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Window

An opening in the wall of a building for the admission of light and air, usually closed by casements or sashes containing some transparent material, as glass, and capable of being opened and shut at pleasure.
I leaped from the window of the citadel.
Then to come, in spite of sorrow,And at my window bid good morrow.
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Gap

To notch, as a sword or knife.
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Window

The shutter, casement, sash with its fittings, or other framework, which closes a window opening.
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Gap

To make an opening in; to breach.
Their masses are gapp'd with our grape.
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Window

A figure formed of lines crossing each other.
Till he has windows on his bread and butter.
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Gap

A conspicuous disparity or difference as between two figures;
Gap between income and outgo
The spread between lending and borrowing costs
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Window

A period of time in which some activity may be uniquely possible, more easily accomplished, or more likely to succeed; as, a launch window for a mission to Mars.
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Gap

An open or empty space in or between things;
There was a small opening between the trees
The explosion made a gap in the wall
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Window

A region on a computer display screen which represents a separate computational process, controlled more or less independently from the remaining part of the screen, and having widely varying functions, from simply displaying information to comprising a separate conceptual screen in which output can be visualized, input can be controlled, program dialogs may be accomplished, and a program may be controlled independently of any other processes occurring in the computer. The window may have a fixed location and size, or (as in modern Graphical User Interfaces) may have its size and location on the screen under the control of the operator.
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Gap

A narrow opening;
He opened the window a crack
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Window

To furnish with windows.
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Gap

A pass between mountain peaks
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Window

To place at or in a window.
Wouldst thou be windowed in great Rome and seeThy master thus with pleach'd arms, bending downHis corrigible neck?
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Gap

An act of delaying or interrupting the continuity;
It was presented without commercial breaks
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Window

A framework of wood or metal that contains a glass windowpane and is built into a wall or roof to admit light or air
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Gap

Make an opening or gap in
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Window

A transparent opening in a vehicle that allow vision out of the sides or back; usually is capable of being opened
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Window

A transparent panel (as of an envelope) inserted in an otherwise opaque material
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Window

An opening that resembles a window in appearance or function;
He could see them through a window in the trees
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Window

The time period that is considered best for starting or finishing something;
The expanded window will give us time to catch the thieves
They had a window of less than an hour when an attack would have succeeded
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Window

A pane in a window;
The ball shattered the window
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Window

An opening in the wall of a building (usually to admit light and air);
He stuck his head in the window
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Window

(computer science) a rectangular part of a computer screen that contains a display different from the rest of the screen
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