Chasm

Definition of Chasm

Pronunciation: kăz'm
n.1.A deep opening made by disruption, as a breach in the earth or a rock; a yawning abyss; a cleft; a fissure.
That deep, romantic chasm which slanted down the green hill.
- Coleridge.
2.A void space; a gap or break, as in ranks of men.
Memory . . . fills up the chasms of thought.
- Addison.

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