Definition of

Chasm

  1. (noun, object) a deep opening in the earth's surface

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Alternate forms of Chasm

Hyponyms: abysm, abyss, gulf

Hypernyms: gap, opening

Origin of the word Chasm

  1. 1596, from L. chasma, from Gk. khasma "yawning hollow, gulf," related to khaskein "to yawn," and thus to chaos. more

via Online Etymology Dictionary, ©2001 Douglas Harper

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