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chasm

 (kăz′əm)
n.
1. A deep, steep-sided opening in the earth's surface; an abyss or gorge.
2. A sudden interruption of continuity; a gap.
3. A pronounced difference of opinion, interests, or loyalty.

[Latin chasma, from Greek khasma.]

chas′mal (kăz′məl) adj.

chasm

(ˈkæzəm)
n
1. (Physical Geography) a deep cleft in the ground; abyss
2. a break in continuity; gap
3. a wide difference in interests, feelings, etc
[C17: from Latin chasma, from Greek khasma; related to Greek khainein to gape]
chasmal, ˈchasmic adj

chasm

(ˈkæz əm)

n.
1. a yawning fissure or deep cleft in the earth's surface; gorge.
2. any marked gap or break.
3. a wide divergence of opinions, interests, etc., esp. producing a breach in relations.
[1590–1600; < Latin chasma < Greek chásma, derivative of chaínein to gape; see yawn]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.chasm - a deep opening in the earth's surfacechasm - a deep opening in the earth's surface
abysm, abyss - a bottomless gulf or pit; any unfathomable (or apparently unfathomable) cavity or chasm or void extending below (often used figuratively)
gulf - a deep wide chasm
opening, gap - an open or empty space in or between things; "there was a small opening between the trees"; "the explosion made a gap in the wall"

chasm

noun
1. gulf, opening, crack, gap, rent, hollow, void, gorge, crater, cavity, abyss, ravine, cleft, fissure, crevasse The chasm was deep and its sides almost vertical.
2. gap, division, gulf, split, breach, rift, alienation, hiatus the chasm that separates the rich from the poor

chasm

noun
Something of immeasurable and vast extent:
abysm, abyss, deep, depth (often used in plural), gulf.
Translations
هُوَّةٌ، هاوِيَه
propastrokle
kløft
kuilurotko
gjá
tarpeklis
aizabezdibenis

chasm

[ˈkæzəm] N (Geol) → sima f (fig) → abismo m

chasm

[ˈkæzəm] n
(in rock)gouffre m, abîme m
(fig) (= wide gap) → abîme m

chasm

n (Geol) → Spalte f, → Kluft f (also fig); a yawning chasmein gähnender Abgrund; the future lay before him, a great black chasmdie Zukunft tat sich wie ein riesiger dunkler Abgrund vor ihm auf

chasm

[ˈkæzm] nvoragine f, abisso

chasm

(ˈkӕzəm) noun
a deep opening between high rocks etc. The climber could not cross the chasm.
References in classic literature ?
He must be blind indeed who does not perceive the radical and chasmal difference between the truthful and the poetical modes of inculcation.
As a chasmal backdrop to Hume's enterprise, Baudelaire's words of one hundred and fifty years ago, from "Le voyage," still ring true (in Richard Howard's translation):
So chasmal is this antinomy that SSS violates each of the three parameters of theological misorientation which are used for evaluating religious behavior.