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gat

slang A pistol or revolver. The word is a shortening of "Gatling gun," a type of machine gun named for its inventor, Richard Jordan Gatling. Primarily heard in US. Watch out for that guy—he's known to carry a gat on him.

gat

n. a handgun; a revolver. Willie kept his gat in his pocket when the cops walked up.
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students already in a GAT program) with GAT students from a less highly selected population (e.g.
a GAT child may have a high academic self-concept, but only average physical and social self-concepts).
In both studies: (a) GAT students attending a GAT class were matched to students of equal ability who were attending mixed-ability classes; (b) students in the GAT setting experienced significant declines in three domains of academic self-concept over time and in relation to matched comparison students but there were no significant differences in four non-academic self-concept domains; and (c) this general pattern of results was reasonably consistent across gender, age, and initial ability.
A group of developing country TSIs or more general business associations may wish to raise this with their governments ahead of a GATS meeting where the issue is to be considered.