inner space


Definition of inner space

1 : space at or near the earth's surface and especially under the sea
2 : one's inner self

Examples of inner space in a Sentence

an intensely private individual, he treats his inner space as sacred ground that is off-limits to other people
Recent Examples on the Web Another dimension emerges from the accounts of people who have survived extreme situations, whether at sea or in the mountains or even under imprisonment and torture—namely, an astonishing ability to use the imagination and an inner space. Luc-christophe Guillerm, Scientific American, 16 Apr. 2021 The task force also fostered a parallel movement for the Navy to release once-secret information that illuminated inner space — the ocean's sunless depths. Star Tribune, 8 Jan. 2021 To those of us living with stress and frustration during COVID-19 restrictions, these artists demonstrate how to develop an inner space of freedom – and how to live imaginatively and purposefully in a strange new world. Janie Paul, The Conversation, 9 June 2020 Berry will have to channel her inner space cadet once more for Moonfall. Ineye Komonibo,, 19 May 2020 While Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos advance space travel, another set of entrepreneurs is going in the opposite direction, seeking to expand the exploration of inner space. William J. Broad, New York Times, 18 Nov. 2019 Despite being an astrophysicist who studies outer space, I am drawn to books on our inner space that describe the latest advances in neuroscience. WSJ, 10 Dec. 2018 See More

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First Known Use of inner space

1958, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Inner space.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 May. 2022.

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