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Gap or The Gap may refer to:

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Mathematics and technology

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Other uses

  • .45 GAP, the "Glock Automatic Pistol" cartridge
  • Good Agricultural Practices, any collection of value-based agricultural practices
  • Group of Personal Friends (GAP), Chilean president Salvador Allende's personal group of armed bodyguards

See also

References

  1. ^ UNGEI.org

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1911 encyclopedia

Up to date as of January 14, 2010

From LoveToKnow 1911

GAP, the capital of the French department of the Hautes Alpes. Pop. (1906) town, 6888; commune, 10,823. It is built at a height of 2418 ft. on the right bank of the Luye (an affluent of the Durance), in an agreeable position, and is dominated afar by snowy peaks on the N.E. The little city has the look of a Provencal town, being white. The 17th-century cathedral church has been entirely reconstructed (1866-1905). In the prefecture is the tomb of the constable de Lesdiguieres (1543-1626), dating from about 1613, and due to a Lorraine sculptor, Jacob Richier. The same building contains various scientific and archaeological collections, as well as the very rich archives, which include many MSS. from the monastery of Durbon, &c. There are a few small manufactories of purely local importance. Gap is connected by railway with Briancon (512 m.) and with Grenoble (852 m.), while from the railway junction of Veynes (162 m. W. of Gap) it is 122 m. by rail to Marseilles. The episcopal Bulala dynasty, an offshoot of the royal family of Kanem, whose rule in the 15th century extended from the Shari to Darfur. The existence of the state was first mentioned by Leo Africanus. To the Bornuese it was known as Bulala or Kuka Bulala, a name which persists as that of a district in French Congo (see BoRNU). The similarity of the name Gaoga to that of the Songhoi capital has given rise to much confusion.

see of Gap, now in the ecclesiastical province of Aix en Provence, is first certainly mentioned in the 6th century, and in 1791 was enlarged by the annexation of that of Embrun (then suppressed).

Gap is the Vapincum of the Romans, and was founded by Augustus about 14 B.C. It long formed part of Provence, but in 1232 most of the region passed by marriage to the dauphins of Viennois. The town itself, however, remained under the rule of the bishops until 1512, when it was annexed to the crown of France. The bishops continued to bear the title of count of Gap until the Revolution. The town was sacked by the Huguenots in 1567 and 1577, and by the duke of Savoy in 1692. It was the birthplace of the reformer Guillaume Farel (1489-1565), who first preached his doctrines there about 1561-1562, but then took refuge in Switzerland.

See J. Roman, Histoire de la ville de Gap (Gap, 1892).

(W. A. B. C.)


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Wiktionary

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  1. a city in Eastern France, capital of the département Hautes-Alpes

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a rent or opening in a wall (Ezek. 13:5; comp. Amos 4:3). The false prophets did not stand in the gap (Ezek. 22: 30), i.e., they did nothing to stop the outbreak of wickedness.

This entry includes text from Easton's Bible Dictionary, 1897.

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Gap or The Gap may refer to:

Contents

General

  • Gap (clothing retailer), a chain of clothing stores
  • Gap (ecology), a spacing between large trees in a forest
  • Gap (landform), a mountain pass, often carved by a river
  • Gap year, a prolonged period between a life stage
  • Gäp, the Tatar-based cant language
  • Gaap, a mighty Prince and Great President of Hell in demonology
  • Gap coverage, a type of vehicle insurance
  • Band gap or energy gap, the energy interval in which particles cannot propagate

Places

  • Gap, Hautes-Alpes, France
  • Gap, Pennsylvania, United States
  • The Gap, Brecon Beacons, an ancient mountain trail in the Brecon Beacons, Wales
  • The Gap, Queensland, a suburb in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
  • The Gap, New South Wales, an ocean cliff at Watsons Bay, New South Wales, Australia
  • Darién Gap, a large swath of undeveloped swampland and forest separating Panama and Colombia
  • Loughborough Gap, a disused section of the Great Central Railway in England
  • Fulda Gap, an area in Germany of strategic importance during the cold war
  • Mid-Atlantic Gap, in World War II, an area in the Atlantic Ocean with no air coverage

Entertainment

  • The Gap Band, an American music group
  • Gap Mangione, jazz pianist and bandleader
  • The Gap (album), a 2000 album by Joan of Arc
  • The Gap Cycle, a science fiction novel series by Stephen Donaldson
  • El Boquete (The Gap), a 2006 Argentine film
  • Gap FC, a French football club

Acronym

  • .45 GAP, the "Glock Automatic Pistol" cartridge
  • GAAP, Generally Accepted Accounting Principles, standard guidelines for financial accounting
  • GAP, Good Agricultural Practices, any collection of value-based agricultural practices
  • GAP, Generic access profile, an interoperability protocol used in wireless telephony
  • GAP, Genocide Awareness Project, a movable pro-life display
  • GAP, Government Accountability Project, a nonprofit organization
  • GAP, Great Ape Project, an international organization advocating legal rights for great apes
  • GAP computer algebra system (Groups, Algorithms and Programming), a software package
  • GAP, Güneydoğu Anadolu Projesi (Southeastern Anatolia Project), a land reform project in Turkey
  • GAP, the license plate code for Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany
  • GAP, Gruppi di Azione Partigiana (Partisan Action Group), an Italian terrorist group founded by Giangiacomo Feltrinelli
  • Graph automorphism problem
  • Air Philippines (ICAO designator)

Chemistry

  • GaP, Gallium(III) phosphide, a semiconductor material
  • GAPs, GTPase activating proteins, a biochemical compound
  • GAP, Glyceraldehyde 3-phosphate, a 3-carbon molecule metabolite important in both glycolysis and the Calvin cycle

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