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chasm

noun [C] uk   /ˈkæz.əm/ us  
a very deep, narrow opening in rock, ice, or the ground: They leaned over the rails and peered down into the dizzying chasm below. formal a very large difference between two opinions or groups of people: There is still a vast economic chasm between developed and developing countries.
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