- The definition of a space is an empty, blank or available area.
- An example of space is an empty parking place.
- An example of space is the blank spot between two words written on paper.
- Space is the three-dimensional area around you, including the universe.
- An example of space is where stars and planets exist.
- An example of space is where Ham the Chimp travelled for 16 minutes and 39 seconds in 1961 during the first space flight in one of the Project Mercury capsules named MR-2.
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- the three-dimensional, continuous expanse extending in all directions and containing all matter: variously thought of as boundless or indeterminately finite
- outer space
- the distance, expanse, or area between, over, within, etc. things
- area or room sufficient for or allotted to something: a parking space
- an interval or period of time, often one of specified length
- ☆ reserved accommodations: to buy space on a ship
- ☆ room in a newspaper or magazine, or time on radio or TV, available for use by advertisers
- Informal independence, privacy, and freedom to follow one's own interests
- Math. a set of points or elements assumed to satisfy a given set of postulates (Ex.: space of one dimension is a line and of two dimensions is a plane)
- Music the open area between any two lines of a staff
- a blank piece of type metal used to separate characters or words
- the area left vacant by this or by mechanical or electronic means on a printed or typed line
- Telegraphy an interval when the key is open, or not in contact, during the sending of a message
Origin: Middle English from Old French espace from Classical Latin spatium from Indo-European base an unverified form spēi-, to flourish, expand, succeed from source speed, Classical Latin spes, hope, Old Norse sparr, Old English spær, thrifty
- spacer noun
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- a. Mathematics A set of elements or points satisfying specified geometric postulates: non-Euclidean space.b. The infinite extension of the three-dimensional region in which all matter exists.
- a. The expanse in which the solar system, stars, and galaxies exist; the universe.b. The region of this expanse beyond Earth's atmosphere.
- a. An extent or expanse of a surface or three-dimensional area: Water covered a large space at the end of the valley.b. A blank or empty area: the spaces between words.c. An area provided for a particular purpose: a parking space.
- Reserved or available accommodation on a public transportation vehicle.
- a. A period or interval of time.b. A little while: Let's rest for a space.
- Sufficient freedom from external pressure to develop or explore one's needs, interests, and individuality: “The need for personal space inevitably asserts itself” (Maggie Scarf).
- Music One of the intervals between the lines of a staff.
- Printing One of the blank pieces of type or other means used for separating words or characters.
- One of the intervals during the telegraphic transmission of a message when the key is open or not in contact.
- Blank sections in printed material or broadcast time available for use by advertisers.
- To organize or arrange with spaces between.
- To separate or keep apart.
- Slang To stupefy or disorient from or as if from a drug. Often used with out: The antihistamine spaces me out so I can't think clearly.
Origin: Middle English, area, from Old French espace, from Latin spatium.
- spacˈer noun
space - Computer Definition
(1) In digital electronics, a 0 bit. Contrast with mark.
(2) The trendy word that started in the 1990s for area or field of endeavor. For example, the phrase "we are involved in the videoconferencing space" refers simply to the videoconferencing industry. To many, this sounds more chic than using a word such as "field," "arena" or "industry."
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space - Medical Definition
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space - Science Definition
- The region of the universe beyond Earth's atmosphere. ♦ The part of this region within the solar system is known as interplanetary space . ♦ The part of this region beyond the solar system but within the Milky Way or within another galaxy is known as interstellar space . ♦ The part of this region between the Milky Way and other galaxies is known as intergalactic space .
- The familiar three-dimensional region or field of everyday experience.
- Mathematics A mathematical object, typically a set of sets, that is usually structured to define a range across which variables or other objects (such as a coordinate system) can be defined.
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