Definition of chasm in English:

chasm

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Pronunciation: /ˈkaz(ə)m
 
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noun

Derivatives

chasmic

adjective ( • rare )
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  • Whilst it's wonderful to see bloggers make the chasmic leap across to the print world, it must be remembered that bloggers are primarily armchair commentators rather than well connected investigators.
  • Wells and Forster were of course reflecting on the chasmic class divisions of the society of Edwardian London, then the richest in the world.
  • The material gulf between the have-nots and the exponentially burgeoning middle class has turned chasmic.

Origin

late 16th century (denoting an opening up of the sea or land, as in an earthquake): from Latin chasma, from Greek khasma 'gaping hollow'.

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