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subspace

[suhb-speys] /ˈsʌbˌspeɪs/
noun
1.
a smaller space within a main area that has been divided or subdivided:
The jewelry shop occupies a subspace in the hotel's lobby.
2.
Mathematics.
  1. a subset of a given space.
  2. Also called linear manifold. a subset of a vector space which is itself a vector space.
  3. a subset of a topological space, having the relative topology.
Origin of subspace
1925-1930
First recorded in 1925-30; sub- + space
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