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Topic: GEOGRAPHY

Date: 1500-1600
Language: Latin
Origin: chasma, from Greek

chasm

noun
     
chas‧m
1 [countable]DN a very deep space between two areas of rock or ice, especially one that is dangerous:
a rope bridge across the chasm
2 [singular] a big difference between two people, groups, or things
chasm between
the chasm between rich and poor
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