abyssal gap

abyssal gap

[ə′bis·əl ′gap]
(geology)
A gap in a sill, ridge, or rise that lies between two abyssal plains.
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After developing the Platonic understanding of mimesis as a mirror of nature and as "essentially inferior in the face of its model" insofar as it is incapable of bridging "an abyssal gap between the direct observation of the archetype, the source, and the indirect attempt to create its semblance or to construct its exact mimesis" (137), Mualem turns to his diachronic determination of Borges's mimetic theory.