[ spey-shuhl ]
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  1. of or relating to space, the three-dimensional realm or expanse in which all material objects are located and all events occur.

  2. existing or occurring in space; having extension in space.

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Origin of spatial

First recorded in 1840–50; from Latin spati(um)space + -al1
  • Rarely spa·cial .

Other words from spatial

  • spa·ti·al·i·ty [spey-shee-al-i-tee], /ˌspeɪ ʃiˈæl ɪ ti/, noun
  • spa·tial·ly, adverb
  • non·spa·tial, adjective
  • non·spa·ti·al·i·ty, noun
  • qua·si-spa·tial, adjective
  • un·spa·tial, adjective
  • un·spa·ti·al·i·ty, noun

Words Nearby spatial Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

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British Dictionary definitions for spatial



/ (ˈspeɪʃəl) /

  1. of or relating to space

  2. existing or happening in space

Derived forms of spatial

  • spatiality (ˌspeɪʃɪˈælɪtɪ), noun
  • spatially, adverb

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