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Meaning of chasm

chasm

Pronunciation: (kaz'um), [key]
— n.
  1. a yawning fissure or deep cleft in the earth's surface; gorge.
  2. a breach or wide fissure in a wall or other structure.
  3. a marked interruption of continuity; gap: a chasm in time.
  4. a sundering breach in relations, as a divergence of opinions, beliefs, etc., between persons or groups.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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