subspace

noun

sub·​space ˈsəb-ˌspās How to pronounce subspace (audio)
: a subset of a space
especially : one that has the essential properties (such as those of a vector space or topological space) of the including space

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Oriti explains that the model's acceleration of the expansion of the universe, during the stage corresponding to today, is caused by interactions between the subspace quantum objects that make up gravity in the theory. Conor Purcell, Scientific American, 28 Oct. 2021 Some causal chain of events (perhaps subspace quantum gravity mass-energy fluctuations) must have caused this particular choice of location in this particular instance. Quanta Magazine, 27 Sep. 2019 Twarock applied this concept by importing symmetry from a higher-dimensional space — in this case, from a lattice in six dimensions — into a three-dimensional subspace. Quanta Magazine, 19 July 2017 In the BDSM community, this is sometimes referred to as subspace, and loosely described as a altered state of consciousness as the result of an intense power play scenario. Karley Sciortino, Vogue, 21 June 2017

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Word History

First Known Use

1907, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of subspace was in 1907

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“Subspace.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/subspace. Accessed 26 Jan. 2023.

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