Definition of chasm
1 : a deep cleft in the surface of a planet (such as the earth) : gorge built a bridge over the chasm
2 : a marked division, separation, or difference the chasm between the rich and the poor
Examples of chasm in a Sentence
a chasm in the ocean floor
Recent Examples of chasm from the Web
More: Michigan State goes from few post options to 'a fight' for minutes There remains a wide chasm between Green’s college production and what Ahrens has done in limited action the past two seasons for MSU.
And unlike at the national level, where Republicans in Congress are widening the chasm by moving to the right, the picture is more mixed at the state level, where Democrats, more than Republicans, are driving the trend by moving to the left.
Former employees say that a deep chasm existed between the corporate cultures of Spinner and Nullsoft.
Yet the movie’s real value may lie in its sympathetic view of the chasm between what parents want for their kids and what their kids want for themselves.
But there remains a gaping chasm between awareness of the threat and readiness to address it:
And so the annual gathering of Romneyworld here at a ski lodge resort served as a vivid reminder of the chasm that persists between the Republican Party's -- and Romney's -- donor base and the leader of the GOP.
The uncomfortable truth about the reason there is a cultural chasm between the way blacks and whites view the police is that the black experience with the police today is directly related to how the police treated slaves.
But Saturday, Minnesota demonstrated the chasm that exists between the Storm and the league’s elite.
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CHASM Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of chasm for English Language Learners
: a deep hole or opening in the surface of the earth
: a major division, separation, or difference between two people, groups, etc.
CHASM Defined for Kids
Definition of chasm for Students
: a deep split or gap in the earth
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