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interstellar

[in-ter-stel-er] /ˌɪn tərˈstɛl ər/
adjective
1.
Astronomy. situated or occurring between the stars:
interstellar dust.
Origin of interstellar
1620-1630
First recorded in 1620-30; inter- + stellar
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  • He couldn't tell an interplanetary ship from an interstellar.

    Runaway William Morrison
  • There was no such thing as interstellar signaling, of course.

    Sand Doom William Fitzgerald Jenkins
  • He knocked again—no light nor sound; again—only interstellar quiet.

    The Long Roll Mary Johnston
  • Three, there'd be no interstellar supply line for the Stretts to cut.

    Masters of Space Edward Elmer Smith
  • You would get nowhere, even if you had an interstellar drive right now.

    The Galaxy Primes Edward Elmer Smith
British Dictionary definitions for interstellar

interstellar

/ˌɪntəˈstɛlə/
adjective
1.
conducted, or existing between two or more stars
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Word Origin and History for interstellar
adj.

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

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