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[in-ter-stel-er] /ˌɪn tərˈstɛl ər/
Astronomy. situated or occurring between the stars:
interstellar dust.
Origin of interstellar
First recorded in 1620-30; inter- + stellar Unabridged
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  • You would get nowhere, even if you had an interstellar drive right now.

    The Galaxy Primes Edward Elmer Smith
  • The interstellar Room has a reputation all over Talburg, you know.

    Alarm Clock Everett B. Cole
  • interstellar, in-tėr-stel′ar, adj. situated beyond the solar system or among the stars: in the intervals between the stars.

  • This one may be the final act that will bring on interstellar war.

    The Unnecessary Man Gordon Randall Garrett
  • There were a lot of things to do before he would be ready to leave Earth for an interstellar tour of duty.

    The Judas Valley Gerald Vance
British Dictionary definitions for interstellar


conducted, or existing between two or more stars
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for interstellar

1620s, "situated between the stars," from inter- + stellar.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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