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Definitions for chasm
ˈkæz əmchasm

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. chasmnoun

    a deep opening in the earth's surface


  1. chasmnoun

    A deep, steep-sided rift, gap or fissure; a gorge or abyss

  2. chasmnoun

    A large difference of opinion.

  3. Etymology: From chasma, from χάσμα.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Chasmnoun

    Etymology: χάσμα.

    In all that visible corporeal world, we see no chasms or gaps. John Locke.

    The water of this orb communicates with that of the ocean, by means of certain hiatuses or chasms passing betwixt it and the bottom of the ocean. John Woodward, Nat. Hist.

    The ground adust her riv’n mouth disparts,
    Horrible chasm! profound. Philips.

    Some lazy ages, lost in ease,
    No action leave to busy chronicles;
    Such, whose supine felicity but makes,
    In story chasms, in epochas mistakes. Dryden.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Chasmnoun

    a deep opening made by disruption, as a breach in the earth or a rock; a yawning abyss; a cleft; a fissure

  2. Chasmnoun

    a void space; a gap or break, as in ranks of men

  3. Etymology: [L. chasma, Gr. cha`sma, fr. chai`nein to gape, to open wide. See Chaos.]


  1. Chasm

    Chasm is the 15th studio album by Ryuichi Sakamoto and was released in 2004. The album is experimental, pairing Sakamoto's piano work with ambient and glitch programming. Notably, Sakamoto's former bandmates from Yellow Magic Orchestra, Haruomi Hosono and Yukihiro Takahashi, contribute on several songs under their own production name, Sketch Show. "coro" was featured on the soundtrack to the anime film Appleseed, while "World Citizen - i won't be disappointed/looped piano" and "only love can conquer hate" were featured in the film Babel. The original version of "Ngo", featured on the single for "Undercooled", was used in a New Balance advertisement.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Chasm

    kazm, n. a yawning or gaping hollow: a gap or opening: a void space.—adjs. Chasmed; Chasm′y. [Gr. chasma, from chain-ein, to gape; cf. Chaos.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of chasm in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of chasm in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of chasm in a Sentence

  1. Chuck Schumer:

    The differences among Democrats are small compared to the huge chasm of Republicans.

  2. Benjamin Disraeli:

    The most dangerous strategy is to jump a chasm in two leaps.

  3. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu:

    There is no realistic alternative to the gas deal, if we reverse course, we will fall into the chasm once and for all.

  4. Mike Tirico:

    He did n’t want to talk on camera, i can tell ya, I characterize Aaron as disappointed that news has come out of this rift with the Packers. He expressed a couple of times how much he loves Green Bay, loves the fans, loves the franchise. There is a chasm between management and the reigning NFL MVP. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APP.

  5. Sarah Longwell:

    I think women are going to cost Donald Trump this election, now what we're seeing is not just a get a gender gap. It is a gender chasm with women, especially suburban women are walking away in droves.

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  • هوةArabic
  • бездна, пропастBulgarian
  • Kluft, Spalte, AbgrundGerman
  • χαράδρα, ρήγμα, χάσμα, διάσπαση, βάραθρο, σχίσμαGreek
  • barranco, cañón, disensión, sima, garganta, abismo, barrancaSpanish
  • rotko, kuiluFinnish
  • gouffre, fossé, crevasse, divergenceFrench
  • gáibéal, briseadh, scaradh, anscoilt, duibheagán, deighiltIrish
  • jurangIndonesian
  • divergenza, divario, baratro, abisso, voragineItalian
  • תהוםHebrew
  • 渓壑Japanese
  • afgrond, meningsverschil, kloofDutch
  • abismoPortuguese
  • расщелина, бездна, разногласие, расселина, пропастьRussian
  • provalijaSerbo-Croatian
  • schism, klyftaSwedish
  • అగాధంTelugu

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