subspace

noun
sub·​space | \ ˈsəb-ˌspās How to pronounce subspace (audio) \

Definition of subspace

: 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

Examples of subspace in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web 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, "Solution: ‘Perfect Randomness’," 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, "The Illuminating Geometry of Viruses," 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, "Sex, the Solstice, and the Single Girl," 21 June 2017

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First Known Use of subspace

1907, in the meaning defined above

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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 20 Sep. 2020.

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