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English definition of “gulf”

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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