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hyper- +‎ space


hyperspace (countable and uncountable, plural hyperspaces)

  1. (mathematics) An n-dimensional Euclidian space with n > 3.
  2. (mathematics) A Euclidian space of unspecified dimension.
  3. (science fiction) A notional space orthogonal to the usual dimensions of space-time often used for faster-than-light travel.
    We can only get to the Nimrodian Galaxy if we go through hyperspace.
    • 1956, Cyril Hume, Forbidden Planet, spoken by Commander Adams (Leslie Nielsen):
      I'm in command of 18 competitively selected super-perfect physical specimens with an average age of 24.6 who have been locked up in hyperspace for 378 days.

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hyperspace (third-person singular simple present hyperspaces, present participle hyperspacing, simple past and past participle hyperspaced)

  1. (science fiction, transitive, intransitive) To travel or transport into hyperspace.
    • 2010, Drew Wagar, Status Quo (Oolite Saga), Drew Wagar, →ISBN:
      If she hyperspaced out to Tionisla or Lave the Courier would simply follow through her witchspace wormhole.