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Meaning of CHASM

Pronunciation:  'kazum

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  a deep opening in the earth's surface

CHASM is a 5 letter word that starts with C.


 See Also: abysm, abyss, gap, gulf, opening



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Chasm\, n. [L. chasma, Gr. ?, fr. ? to grape, to open
wide. See {Chaos}.]
1. A deep opening made by disruption, as a breach in the
   earth or a rock; a yawning abyss; a cleft; a fissure.

         That deep, romantic chasm which slanted down the
         green hill.                           --Coleridge.

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

         Memory . . . fills up the chasms of thought.

Computing Dictionary

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