tesseract

noun
tes·​ser·​act | \ˈte-sə-ˌrakt \

Definition of tesseract 

: the four-dimensional analogue of a cube

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Thanos’ quest for power in the form of the tesseract (the cosmic cube) was revealed to be a mating ritual to attract the attention of the personification of Death. Richard Newby, The Hollywood Reporter, "'Avengers: Infinity War' Has Delivered the Definitive Thanos," 28 Apr. 2018 The three guardian beings transport Meg, her brother Charles Wallace, and her friend, around the stars by way of tesseracts, a nifty way of space travel. refinery29.com, "A Wrinkle In Time," 7 Mar. 2018 Travel across time and space simply happens—the only gesture toward an explanation is that something called a tesseract does the trick. Joe Morgenstern, WSJ, "‘A Wrinkle in Time’ Review: Disney Trips on a Tesseract," 8 Mar. 2018 Loki (Tom Hiddleston) has the tesseract, Peter Parker is on a school bus and sees his armhair is tingling (Spider-sense? Aaron Couch, The Hollywood Reporter, "'Avengers: Infinity War' — Blockbuster First Trailer Brings D23 to Its Feet," 15 July 2017

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First Known Use of tesseract

1888, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for tesseract

Greek tessares four + aktis ray — more at actin-

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