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A skip has several meanings:


In music, a skip is a linear interval between two pitches which are not consecutive scale degrees; disjuct melodic motion. More generally it is a wider or larger interval in a musical line. The opposite is step. For example C to E is a skip, whereas C to D is a step. Scale skips, or their size, are determined by the tuning system and the pitch space used.


A skip is also when a phonograph or CD player malfunctions or is disturbed so as to play incorrectly, causing a break in sound or a jump to another part of the disk. See: Nicolas Collins, Oval.


A skip is also a name for a large receptacle for rubbish, but, unlike a dumpster, is completely open-topped, and is used primarily for construction debris, such as from a building's demolition or renovation. Skips are emptied by covering the skip, then transporting it to a rubbish tip (landfill) for emptying.


In radio propagation, skip is the ability of a radio signal to be reflected or refracted through the atmosphere or ionosphere, and return to Earth in an unexpectedly far-away location.


The word skip can also be used to refer to a Skippy Australian.


To skip is the rope exercise also commonly called jump rope.


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