Definition of “chasm” - English Dictionary

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“chasm” in British English

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chasmnoun [ C ]

uk /ˈkæz.əm/ us /ˈkæz.əm/

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.

(Definition of “chasm” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

“chasm” in American English

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chasmnoun [ C ]

us /ˈkæz·əm/

a deep opening in earth or rock:

The little bridge over that deep chasm looked very unsafe.

(Definition of “chasm” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)