- A chasm is defined as a deep crack in the Earth’s surface.
An example of a chasm is a gorge.
- The definition of chasm is a divergence of feelings or interests of two people or a group.
An example of a chasm is an argument that causes two brothers not to speak to each other.
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- a deep crack in the earth's surface; abyss
- any break or gap
- a wide divergence of feelings, sentiments, interests, etc.; rift
Origin: Classical Latin and amp; Classical Greek chasma, yawning hollow, gulf ; from Classical Greek chainein, to yawn
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- A deep, steep-sided opening in the earth's surface; an abyss or gorge.
- A sudden interruption of continuity; a gap.
- A pronounced difference of opinion, interests, or loyalty.
Origin: Latin chasma, from Greek khasma.
- chasˈmal adjective