hyperspace

[ hahy-per-speys ]
/ ˈhaɪ pərˌspeɪs /

noun Mathematics.

a Euclidean space of dimension greater than three.

RELATED WORDS


Nearby words

  1. hypersensitization,
  2. hypersensitize,
  3. hypersexual,
  4. hypersomnia,
  5. hypersonic,
  6. hypersphere,
  7. hypersplenism,
  8. hyperstatic,
  9. hypersthene,
  10. hypersthenia

Origin of hyperspace

First recorded in 1865–70; hyper- + space

Related formshy·per·spa·tial [hahy-per-spey-shuh l] /ˌhaɪ pərˈspeɪ ʃəl/, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for hyperspace

hyperspace

/ (ˌhaɪpəˈspeɪs) /

noun

maths space having more than three dimensions: often used to describe a multi-dimensional environment
(in science fiction) a theoretical dimension within which conventional space-time relationship does not apply
Derived Formshyperspatial (ˌhaɪpəˈspeɪʃəl), adjective

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Word Origin and History for hyperspace

hyperspace

n.

"space of more than three dimensions," 1867, from hyper- + space (n.). A hybrid; correctly formed it would be superspace.

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