[ noun in-ter-speys; verb in-ter-speys ]
/ noun ˈɪn tərˌspeɪs; verb ˌɪn tərˈspeɪs /


a space between things.
an intervening period of time; interval.

verb (used with object), in·ter·spaced, in·ter·spac·ing.

to put a space between.
to occupy or fill the space between.

Nearby words

  1. intersectionality,
  2. interseptal,
  3. intersession,
  4. intersex,
  5. intersexual,
  6. interspecies,
  7. interspecific,
  8. intersperse,
  9. interspersed,
  10. interspersion

Origin of interspace

late Middle English word dating back to 1400–50; see origin at inter-, space

Related formsin·ter·spa·tial [in-ter-spey-shuh l] /ˌɪn tərˈspeɪ ʃəl/, adjectivein·ter·spa·tial·ly, adverb Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for interspace


verb (ˌɪntəˈspeɪs)

(tr) to make or occupy a space between

noun (ˈɪntəˌspeɪs)

space between or among things
Derived Formsinterspatial (ˌɪntəˈspeɪʃəl), adjectiveinterspatially, adverb

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Medicine definitions for interspace


[ ĭntər-spās′ ]


A space between two things; an interval.
Related formsin′ter•space′ter•spatial (-spāshəl) adj.

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