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gap

  1. A gap is a blank space in data storage and transmission for structuring the data. This data gap does not contain any information, it serves to separate data blocks or is used for other transmission compensation functions.

  2. In storage technology, a gap refers to the storage space on a magnetic tape that lies between two data blocks and compensates for runtime problems.

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Updated at: 18.11.2005
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