inner space

noun

Definition of inner space

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

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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

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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, "Who Read What in 2018: History and Journalism," 10 Dec. 2018

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First Known Use of inner space

1958, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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