Gap vs Area - What's the difference?

gap | area |


As nouns the difference between gap and area

is that gap is gap while area is area.

gap

English

Noun

(en noun)
  • An opening in anything made by breaking or parting.
  • An opening allowing passage or entrance.
  • An opening that implies a breach or defect.
  • A vacant space or time.
  • A hiatus.
  • * {{quote-magazine, date=2013-08-03, volume=408, issue=8847, magazine=(The Economist)
  • , title= The machine of a new soul , passage=The yawning gap in neuroscientists’ understanding of their topic is in the intermediate scale of the brain’s anatomy. Science has a passable knowledge of how individual nerve cells, known as neurons, work. It also knows which visible lobes and ganglia of the brain do what. But how the neurons are organised in these lobes and ganglia remains obscure. Yet this is the level of organisation that does the actual thinking—and is, presumably, the seat of consciousness.}}
  • A mountain or hill pass.
  • (label) A sheltered area of coast between two cliffs (mostly restricted to place names).
  • (label) The regions between the outfielders.
  • The shortfall between the amount the medical insurer will pay to the service provider and the scheduled fee for the item.
  • * 2008 , Eileen Willis, Louise Reynolds, Helen Keleher, Understanding the Australian Health Care System , page 5,
  • Under bulk billing the patient does not pay a gap , and the medical practitioner receives 85% of the scheduled fee.
  • * {{quote-news, year=2012, date=May 13, author=Andrew Benson, work=BBC Sport
  • , title= Williams's Pastor Maldonado takes landmark Spanish Grand Prix win , passage=That left Maldonado with a 6.2-second lead. Alonso closed in throughout their third stints, getting the gap down to 4.2secs before Maldonado stopped for the final time on lap 41.}}
  • * {{quote-book, year=1995, author=Robert E. Knoll, chapter=A University on the Defensive 1920-1927
  • , title= Prairie University: A History of the University of Nebraska, page=70 , passage=When Charles Bessey suddenly died in 1916 at age seventy, he left a gap that was impossible to fill; and though his protégé. R. J. Pool, was a man of intelligence and character, he did not have Bessey’s authority.}}
  • (label) (usually written as "the gap") The disparity between the indigenous and non-indigenous communities with regard to life expectancy, education, health, etc.
  • Synonyms

    * (opening made by breaking or parting) break, hole, rip, split, tear, rift, chasm, fissure * (opening allowing passage or entrance) break, clearing, hole, opening * (opening that implies a breach or defect) space * (vacant space or time) window * (hiatus) hiatus * (mountain pass) col, neck, pass * (in baseball)

    Derived terms

    * gap-toothed * gap year

    Verb

    (gapp)
  • (label) To notch, as a sword or knife.
  • (label) To make an opening in; to breach.
  • (label) To check the size of a gap.
  • Anagrams

    * * * ----

    area

    English

    Noun

    (wikipedia area)
  • (mathematics) A measure of the extent of a surface; it is measured in square units.
  • A particular geographic region.
  • Any particular extent of surface, especially an empty or unused extent.
  • Figuratively, any extent, scope or range of an object or concept.
  • * {{quote-magazine, year=2013, month=September-October, author= Rob Dorit
  • , magazine=(American Scientist), title= Making Life from Scratch , passage=Today, a new area of research that similarly aims to mimic a complex biological phenomenon—life itself—is taking off. Synthetic biology, a seductive experimental subfield in the life sciences, seems tantalizingly to promise custom-designed life created in the laboratory.}}
  • (British) An open space, below ground level, between the front of a house and the pavement.
  • (Charles Dickens)
  • (soccer) Penalty box; penalty area.
  • * {{quote-news, year=2010, date=December 29, author=Mark Vesty, work=BBC
  • , title= Wigan 2-2 Arsenal , passage=Bendtner's goal-bound shot was well saved by goalkeeper Ali Al Habsi but fell to Arsahvin on the edge of the area and the Russian swivelled, shaped his body and angled a sumptuous volley into the corner.}}
  • (slang) Genitals.
  • Derived terms

    * * area code * area-denial * area of influence * area rug * area rule * Broca's area * combined statistical area * common area * danger area * disaster area * equal-area * free trade area * geographical area * goal area * gray area * grey area * lateral area * metropolitan area * metropolitan area network * notification area * outside gross area * penalty area * Planck area * prohibited area * protected area * rest area * restricted area * Ruhr Area * Schengen Area * safe area * second moment of area * service area * specific leaf area * staging area * surface area * terminal control area * Terminal High Altitude Area Defense * ventral tegmental area * Wernicke's area

    See also

    * Imperial: square inches, square feet, square yards, square miles, acres * Metric: square meters/square metres, square centimeters/square centimetres, square kilometers/square kilometres, hectares

    Anagrams

    * 1000 English basic words ----