chasm

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From Latin chasma, from Ancient Greek χάσμα(khásma, abyss, cleft).

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chasm ‎(plural chasms)

  1. (geology, planetology) A deep, steep-sided rift, gap or fissure; a gorge or abyss.
  2. (by extension) A large difference of opinion.

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  • chasma(long, narrow, steep-sided depression on a body in the solar system)

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