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A gap in an otherwise complete electric circuit across which a discharge occurs at a prescribed voltage.
(Electronics) the space between two electrodes across which a spark can jump. Sometimes shortened to: gap
1. a space between two electrodes, across which a discharge of electricity may take place.
2. the electrodes and the space between, considered as a unit: used in ignition systems.
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|Noun||1.||spark gap - a component of an ignition system; consists of two shaped electrodes and the space between them|
constituent, element, component - an artifact that is one of the individual parts of which a composite entity is made up; especially a part that can be separated from or attached to a system; "spare components for cars"; "a component or constituent element of a system"
|2.||spark gap - the gap between two high-potential terminals|
induction coil - a coil for producing a high voltage from a low-voltage source