Meaning of gapping

gap•ping

Pronunciation: (gap'ing), [key]
— n. Ling.
  1. a rule of transformational grammar by which repeated instances of a verb are deleted from conjoined sentences, as in the deletion of brought from Mary brought the bread, John the cheese, and Bill the wine.
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