hyperspace

noun

hy·​per·​space ˈhī-pər-ˌspās How to pronounce hyperspace (audio)
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 Nvidia Nvidia's latest GPUs, apparently dropping out of hyperspace. Andrew Cunningham, Ars Technica, 8 Jan. 2024 Rebels ended with Padawan hero Ezra Bridger disappearing into hyperspace with the villainous Grand Admiral Thrawn — and his friends vowing to bring him home. Danny Horn, EW.com, 11 Aug. 2023 Like a satellite picking up speed in orbit, the worm zoomed into hyperspace. Robert Sullivan, The New Yorker, 20 Nov. 2023 When Thrawn was banished into hyperspace, Ezra Bridger (Eman Esfandi), a Jedi in training, sacrificed himself and was sucked through the galaxy as well. Aramide Tinubu, Variety, 22 Aug. 2023 The ship took off and jumped into hyperspace, and Iskat had nothing else to do but wait. Brian Truitt, USA TODAY, 17 July 2023 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, 4 May 2023 Your new ride has awkward ergonomics, controls that look more at home in a spaceship than a road car, and enough power on tap to launch you into hyperspace. Basem Wasef, Robb Report, 7 July 2023 Lucasfilm revealed in April that Ridley will return to hyperspace to reprise her role as Rey in at least one future movie for the franchise. Tommy McArdle, Peoplemag, 27 June 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1867, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of hyperspace was in 1867

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“Hyperspace.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hyperspace. Accessed 21 Jul. 2024.

Kids Definition

hyperspace

noun
hy·​per·​space ˈhī-pər-ˌspās How to pronounce hyperspace (audio)
1
: space of more than three dimensions
2
: a fictional space held to support extraordinary events (as travel faster than the speed of light)
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