Gap and Shortage


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Gap noun – An open space in a barrier (as a wall or hedge).
Shortage and gap are semantically related in shortfall topic. In some cases you can use "Shortage" instead a noun "Gap".
Nearby Words: gape, gapped, gaping, gapping
Synonyms for Gap


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Shortage noun – A falling short of an essential or desirable amount or number.
Gap and shortage are semantically related in shortfall topic. Sometimes you can use "Gap" instead a noun "Shortage".
Nearby Words: short, shorted, shortfall, shorting
Synonyms for Shortage

How words are described

notable notable gap notable shortage
short short gap short shortage
small small gap small shortage
entire entire gap entire shortage
Other adjectives: real, severe, massive, big, serious, huge, potential, noticeable, major, apparent, overwhelming, growing, drastic.

Both words in one sentence

  • Series / NYPD Blue Gibson, though it is made clear that his appointment is a stop-gap measure, due to a shortage of qualified lieutenants.
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Shortage or Gap. 2016. Accessed June 23, 2021.

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