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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.
    • 2019 February 10, Phil McNulty, “Manchester City 6-0 Chelsea”, in BBC Sport[1]:
      Chelsea may not have regarded themselves as title rivals to City over the whole season but this was a harrowing illustration of the current chasm between the two sides and made for disturbing viewing for the Italian.

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

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