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

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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 Get ready to jump into hyperspace this Thursday morning. Zachary Lewis, cleveland.com, "Cleveland Orchestra plans early release of 'Star Wars' Blossom concert tickets," 3 Apr. 2018 So with a sort of rainbow-version of a Star Wars hyperspace jump (minus any actual spaceship) our half-dozen heroes transport themselves to a gorgeous, sunlit planet. Christopher Orr, The Atlantic, "A Wrinkle in Time: See It With a Kid, or as a Kid," 9 Mar. 2018 And this wasn't just a random coincidence, as Lucasfilm's Pablo Hidalgo confirmed: Hidalgo also explained that this hyperspace tracking came from the Tarkin Initiative, a secret Imperial think tank. Matt Miller, Esquire, "There's a Sneaky Detail in Rogue One That Solves a Major The Last Jedi Plot Hole," 20 Dec. 2017 Almost a year ago, reports began to surface from players who had been ripped out of hyperspace by unknown enormous spacecraft that appeared impervious to all conventional attacks. Lee Hutchinson, Ars Technica, "It’s happening: Aliens are shooting up human space stations in Elite Dangerous [Updated]," 15 Dec. 2017 Some of these details help explain plot points that might otherwise feel a little convenient—like the Empire’s new ability to track ships through hyperspace—while others are simply heartwarming callbacks to the original. Laura Bradley, HWD, "Star Wars: The Last Jedi," 18 Dec. 2017 This could be a real short trip Wear your Ars pride in an understated fashion while making the leap to hyperspace. Nate Anderson, Ars Technica, "Want hot new Ars merch for Christmas? Order today," 11 Dec. 2017

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First Known Use of hyperspace

1867, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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