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chasm


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Chasm  \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. 
  --Addison. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  chasm 
  n  :  a  deep  opening  in  the  earth's  surface 
 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
 
  CHASM 
 
  CHeap  ASseMbler. 
 
  A  {shareware}  {assembler}  for  {MS-DOS}. 
 
  (1994-11-15) 
 
 




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