Simple Definition of chasm
: a deep hole or opening in the surface of the earth
: a major division, separation, or difference between two people, groups, etc.
Full Definition of chasm
1 : a deep cleft in the surface of a planet (as the earth) : gorge
2 : a marked division, separation, or difference
Examples of chasm in a sentence
<a chasm in the ocean floor>
Origin of chasm
Latin chasma, from Greek; akin to Latin hiare to yawn — more at yawn
First Known Use: 1596
CHASM Defined for Kids
Definition of chasm for Students
: a deep split or gap in the earth
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