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gulf

noun [C usually singular] (DIFFERENCE)    /ɡʌlf/
C2 an important difference between the ideas, opinions, or situations of two groups of people: There is a widening gulf between the middle classes and the poorest sections of society. It is hoped that the peace plan will bridge the gulf (= reduce the very large difference) between the government and the rebels.Different and difference
(Definition of gulf noun (DIFFERENCE) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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