Definition of chasm
- built a bridge over the chasm
- the chasm between the rich and the poor
a chasm in the ocean floor
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: a deep hole or opening in the surface of the earth
: a major division, separation, or difference between two people, groups, etc.
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investment of mental or emotional energy
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