hyperspace

noun
hy·​per·​space | \ ˈhī-pər-ˌspās How to pronounce hyperspace (audio) \

Definition of hyperspace

1 : space of more than three dimensions
2 : a fictional space in which extraordinary events happen

Examples of hyperspace in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Playing as a smuggler, you are unexpectedly pulled out of hyperspace and drawn into an ancient Sith mystery by the dark lord. Christian Holub, EW.com, "Star Wars virtual reality experience Vader Immortal coming to PlayStation VR this summer," 4 May 2020 Without its starfighter defense obliterated, the Imperial capital ships were vulnerable to enemy fire and soon Lennox conducted a hyperspace retreat, notching one of the Alliance’s earliest victories. Zarnon Kalgon, Popular Mechanics, "Why the X-Wing Is Such a Badass Spaceplane," 4 May 2020 That is if the snubfighter even had a hyperspace drive to begin with. Zarnon Kalgon, Popular Mechanics, "Why the X-Wing Is Such a Badass Spaceplane," 4 May 2020 And why is this prison ship not traveling through hyperspace? Geek's Guide To The Galaxy, WIRED, "The Mandalorian Could Use a Watson," 11 Jan. 2020 The stories reflect the shift, a hyperspace jump to new regions. Jason Kehe, Wired, "The 20 Best Books of a Decade That Unmade Genre Fiction," 29 Dec. 2019 Following his debut in the closing minutes of The Mandalorian premiere, Baby Yoda ascended to viral stardom faster than the Millennium Falcon can make the jump to hyperspace. Megan Mccluskey, Time, "Prepare to Kiss 2019 Goodbye With This Fresh Tattoo of Baby Yoda Drinking a White Claw," 5 Dec. 2019 As the story goes, Batuu was once a bustling trading port but with the advent of hyperspace, it was passed by in favor of more glamorous lands. Laura Hooper Beck, House Beautiful, "What It's Really Like at Galaxy's Edge, the New Star Wars Section of Disneyland," 5 June 2019 The movie’s MacGuffin — the thing all the characters want — is a rare and glowing element called Coaxium that is supposed to power ships into hyperspace but that mostly just powers the plot from one double-cross and pitched battle to the next. Ty Burr, BostonGlobe.com, "‘Solo’ turns an iconic character’s backstory into a decent B-movie," 22 May 2018

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First Known Use of hyperspace

1867, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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11 Jun 2020

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“Hyperspace.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hyperspace. Accessed 10 Jul. 2020.

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