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
Alabama's dominating 54-16 smackdown of Florida in last year's SEC Championship Game at the Georgia Dome showcased the growing chasm between Alabama and everybody else.
Whatever the final verdict, the chasm between Lamar’s hour-and-a-half of substance and the genre’s focus on style is a big red sign of the times in hip-hop.
Meanwhile, although the gap in school resources has narrowed from the chasm of the segregation era, discrepancies remain.
Even as negotiators made a good-faith effort to bargain toward consensus, European leaders said that a chasm has opened between the United States and the rest of the world.
The addition of Hayward closes the chasm between the Celtics and Cavs, but a gap still exists.
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.
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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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