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Definition of "space" []

  • Mathematics A set of elements or points satisfying specified geometric postulates: non-Euclidean space. (noun)
  • The infinite extension of the three-dimensional region in which all matter exists. (noun)
  • The expanse in which the solar system, stars, and galaxies exist; the universe. (noun)
  • The region of this expanse beyond Earth's atmosphere. (noun)
  • An extent or expanse of a surface or three-dimensional area: Water covered a large space at the end of the valley. (noun)
  • The unlimited three-dimensional expanse in which all material objects are located (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • An interval of distance or time between two points, objects, or events (noun)
  • A blank portion or area (noun)
  • Unoccupied area or room (noun)
  • (in combination) (noun)
  • Freedom to do what a person wishes to for his or her own personal development (noun)
  • The region beyond the earth's atmosphere containing the other planets of the solar system, stars, galaxies, etc; universe (noun)
  • (as modifier) (noun)
  • The region beyond the earth's atmosphere occurring between the celestial bodies of the universe. The density is normally negligible although cosmic rays, meteorites, gas clouds, etc, can occur. It can be divided into cislunar space (between the earth and moon), interplanetary space, interstellar space, and intergalactic space (noun)
  • A seat or place, as on a train, aircraft, etc (noun)
  • A piece of metal, less than type-high, used to separate letters or words in hot-metal printing (noun)
  • Any of the gaps used to separate letters, words, or lines in photocomposition, desktop publishing, etc (noun)
  • Any of the gaps between the lines that make up the staff (noun)
  • A collection of unspecified points having properties that obey a specified set of axioms (noun)
  • The period of time that separates complete letters, digits, and other characters in Morse code (noun)
  • To place or arrange at intervals or with spaces between (verb)
  • To divide into or by spaces (verb)
  • To separate (letters, words, or lines) by the insertion of spaces (verb)

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Use "space" in a sentence
  • "To imagine a space means nothing else than that we imagine an epitome of our “space” experience, i.e. of experience that we can have in the movement of “rigid” bodies."
  • "We could also say «per decem pedēs», _for ten feet_, where the space relation is one of _extent of space_."
  • "Inside the dura, and separated from it by a narrow space -- the _sub-dural space_ -- lies the"