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From space +‎ -ly.


spacely (comparative more spacely, superlative most spacely)

  1. Of, relating to or pertaining to space, especially outer space; space-like.
    • 1994, SPIN - Mar 1994 - Page 28:
      This show wants to offend no one, and suffers great pains to avoid doing so, right down to the sexless leotards it crams everyone into, a spacely effort to promote a new brand of spacely political correctness.
    • 2005, David Mansour, From Abba to Zoom:
      While zooming from Los Angeles to London, this commercial orange rocket ship with three crew members and four passengers is drawn into a spacely time warp and crash-lands on a strange planet occupied by giant-sized people on the sci-fi TV series Land of the Giants.
    • 2008, Michael F. Wagner, The Enigmatic Reality of Time:
      The Earthly chronometer will indeed indicate that several decades have passed; whereas the spacely chronometer will indicate instead that several years have passed.
    • 2011, Bob Sehlinger, Grant Rafter, Menasha Ridge, Beyond Disney:
      Another room sports an array of simulators that will be of the most interest to kids, allowing them to land a shuttle, dock with the space station, walk on the moon, and engage in other spacely pursuits.


spacely (not comparable)

  1. (nonstandard) spatially
    • 1982, Stefan Marinov, Classical Physics: Mathematical apparatus - Page ix:
      To realize a NTS one must have a spacely extended clock.
    • 1985, Univerzita J.E. Purkyně v Brně. Lékařská fakulta, Sborník prací Lékařské fakulty v Brně - Volume 92 - Page 91:
      For the elucidation of steric relations of the GABA interaction with receptors and with metabolical enzymes 3-aminocyclobutane carboxylic acid was synthetized, which is a spacely restricted GABA analog (Safanda and Sobotka, 1982).
    • 2002, Water and Land Development - 2002 - Page 21:
      Geological surveys, (FlC, 2000) support the idea of a spacely restricted leakage from an underlying aquifer system being the reason for this.
    • 2010, Andrzej Kwiecien, Piotr Gaj, Piotr Stera, Computer Networks:
      It is assumed that a general mixed state ρ is given in the sector A and the problem is to “send it” to the spacely separated sector C.