outer space

noun

Definition of outer space

: space immediately outside the earth's atmosphere broadly : interplanetary or interstellar space

Examples of outer space in a Sentence

a satellite in outer space Is there life in outer space?
Recent Examples on the Web The United States and Russia continued to work together in outer space, looking beyond their hostilities on Earth, culminating in the 1990s with the two nations jointly building and operating a laboratory in space. New York Times, 26 July 2022 The United States and Russia continued to work together in outer space, looking beyond their hostilities on Earth, culminating in the 1990s with the two nations jointly building and operating a laboratory in space. Kenneth Chang, BostonGlobe.com, 26 July 2022 In outer space, their issue isn’t really decoherence, which is the biggest enemy of a quantum data network of any kind, when particles fall out of the quantum state and the connection is destroyed. Caroline Delbert, Popular Mechanics, 13 July 2022 It’s currently 1 million miles away from Earth on a spectacular adventure in outer space. Ben Cohen, WSJ, 7 July 2022 The list of watch brands with experience in outer space just got longer. Carol Besler, Forbes, 21 June 2022 In an ad campaign during the 2022 Super Bowl, the actor Matt Damon stands on a ship in outer space, looking out over a giant red planet. New York Times, 3 June 2022 Not the facts, not the rights and the lefts, not the plots, which could take place in outer space or in hell or anywhere in between, but the feelings. Ellen Akins, Washington Post, 20 May 2022 Dark matter is thought to make up most of the universe's matter, and has previously been detected by its ability to create gravitational distortions in outer space. Sara Spary, CNN, 22 Apr. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of outer space

1842, in the meaning defined above

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5 Aug 2022

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“Outer space.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/outer%20space. Accessed 15 Aug. 2022.

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outer space

noun

Kids Definition of outer space

: the region beyond earth's atmosphere and especially beyond the solar system

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