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hyperspace

[hahy-per-speys]
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noun Mathematics.
  1. a Euclidean space of dimension greater than three.
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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

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