Chasm vs. Gap

Chasm vs. Gap — Is There a Difference?
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Difference Between Chasm and Gap

Chasmnoun

A deep, steep-sided rift, gap or fissure; a gorge or abyss.

Gapnoun

An opening in anything made by breaking or parting.

He made a gap in the fence by kicking at a weak spot.

Chasmnoun

(by extension) A large difference of opinion.

Gapnoun

An opening allowing passage or entrance.

We can slip through that gap between the buildings.

Chasmnoun

a deep opening in the earth's surface

Gapnoun

An opening that implies a breach or defect.

There is a gap between the roof and the gutter.
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Gapnoun

A vacant space or time.

I have a gap in my schedule next Tuesday.

Gapnoun

A hiatus, a pause in something which is otherwise continuous.

I'm taking a gap.You must wait for a gap in the traffic before crossing the road.

Gapnoun

A vacancy, deficit, absence, or lack.

Their departure has left a gap in the workforce.Find words to fill the gaps in an incomplete sentence.

Gapnoun

A mountain or hill pass.

The exploring party went through the high gap in the mountains.

Gapnoun

(Sussex) A sheltered area of coast between two cliffs (mostly restricted to place names).

At Birling Gap we can stop and go have a picnic on the beach.

Gapnoun

(baseball) The regions between the outfielders.

Jones doubled through the gap.
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Gapnoun

The shortfall between the amount the medical insurer will pay to the service provider and the scheduled fee for the item.

Gapnoun

(AU) (usually written as "the gap") The disparity between the indigenous and non-indigenous communities with regard to life expectancy, education, health, etc.

Gapnoun

(genetics) An unsequenced region in a sequence alignment.

Gapverb

(transitive) To notch, as a sword or knife.

Gapverb

(transitive) To make an opening in; to breach.

Gapverb

(transitive) To check the size of a gap.

I gapped all the spark plugs in my car, but then realized I had used the wrong manual and had made them too small.

Gapnoun

a conspicuous disparity or difference as between two figures;

gap between income and outgothe spread between lending and borrowing costs

Gapnoun

an open or empty space in or between things;

there was a small opening between the treesthe explosion made a gap in the wall

Gapnoun

a narrow opening;

he opened the window a crack

Gapnoun

a pass between mountain peaks

Gapnoun

an act of delaying or interrupting the continuity;

it was presented without commercial breaks

Gapverb

make an opening or gap in