interspace

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noun

in·​ter·​space ˈin-tər-ˌspās How to pronounce interspace (audio)
: an intervening space : interval

interspace

2 of 2

verb

in·​ter·​space ˌin-tər-ˈspās How to pronounce interspace (audio)
interspaced; interspacing; interspaces

transitive verb

: to occupy or fill the space between

Example Sentences

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Noun
Many of the bacteria at least partially survived, which helps to test one of the parameters for the theory of panspermia—that life on Earth originated somewhere else and was brought here on an asteroid or other interspace body. Caroline Delbert, Popular Mechanics, 14 Sep. 2020

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Word History

First Known Use

Noun

15th century, in the meaning defined above

Verb

1685, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of interspace was in the 15th century

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Cite this Entry

“Interspace.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/interspace. Accessed 28 Nov. 2022.

Kids Definition

interspace 1 of 2

noun

in·​ter·​space ˈint-ər-ˌspās How to pronounce interspace (audio)
: an intervening space

interspace

2 of 2

verb

in·​ter·​space ˌint-ər-ˈspās How to pronounce interspace (audio)
: to occupy or fill the space between

Medical Definition

interspace

noun

in·​ter·​space ˈint-ər-ˌspās How to pronounce interspace (audio)
: the space between two related body parts whether void or filled by another kind of structure
the skin of the interspace between the fifth and sixth ribs

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