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or spacial

[spey-shuh l] /ˈspeɪ ʃəl/
of or relating to space.
existing or occurring in space; having extension in space.
Origin of spatial
1840-50; < Latin spati(um) space + -al1
Related forms
[spey-shee-al-i-tee] /ˌspeɪ ʃiˈæl ɪ ti/ (Show IPA),
spatially, adverb
nonspatial, adjective
nonspatially, adverb
nonspatiality, noun
quasi-spatial, adjective
quasi-spatially, adverb
unspatial, adjective
unspatially, adverb
unspatiality, noun Unabridged
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Examples from the Web for spatiality
Historical Examples
  • But the case is different when we come to deal with spatiality and vitality.

    The Mystery of Space Robert T. Browne
  • Beyond the limits of spatiality is an absence of geometric order.

    The Mystery of Space Robert T. Browne
  • Chapter X is the natural and logical sequence of the inquiry into the question of spatiality.

    The Mystery of Space Robert T. Browne
  • Consciousness, therefore, is the norm or standard of reference for all questions arising out of a consideration of spatiality.

    The Mystery of Space Robert T. Browne
  • In other words, the kosmic mind in engendering materiality and spatiality has set up therein a kosmic order or geometrism.

    The Mystery of Space Robert T. Browne
  • Let us suppose that the graph may also represent the Thinker's outlook into the world of spatiality.

    The Mystery of Space Robert T. Browne
British Dictionary definitions for spatiality


of or relating to space
existing or happening in space
Derived Forms
spatiality (ˌspeɪʃɪˈælɪtɪ) noun
spatially, adverb
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Word Origin and History for spatiality



1847, from Latin spatium + adjectival suffix -al (1); formed in English as an adjective to space (n.), to go with temporal.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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spatiality in Medicine

spatial spa·tial or spa·cial (spā'shəl)
Relating to space or a space.

spa'ti·al'i·ty (spā'shē-āl'ĭ-tē) n.
spa'tial·ly adv.
The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary
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