gapping

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Verb[edit]

gapping

  1. present participle of gap

Noun[edit]

gapping ‎(uncountable)

  1. (linguistics) A type of ellipsis that occurs in the non-initial conjuncts of coordinate structures, and usually elides minimally a finite verb and further any non-finite verbs that are present. Example: "Some ate bread, and others rice."