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
Recent Examples on the Web 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, "Bubble Subs Arise, Opening Eyes to the Deep Sea," 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, "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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The first known use of inner space was in 1958

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“Inner space.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/inner%20space. Accessed 22 Feb. 2020.

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