tes·​ser·​act ˈte-sə-ˌrakt How to pronounce tesseract (audio)
: the four-dimensional analogue of a cube

Examples of tesseract in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Remember: there is such a thing as a tesseract. Lizz Schumer, Good Housekeeping, 28 Oct. 2022 Even when dastardly Matt Damon selfishly steals a ship to escape a hopeless planet, McConaughey acts fast to preserve mankind’s last shred of hope, all while talking through a bookcase inside a massive tesseract constructed by future humans inside the singularity across different time periods! Ben Flanagan | Bflanagan@al.com, al, 25 Nov. 2021 There are no crash courses in tesseract physics or Asgardian politics. Los Angeles Times, 24 Oct. 2021 Infinity War, but a Loki variant escaped with the tesseract in Avengers: Endgame. Chris Smith, BGR, 20 June 2021 Remember Matthew McConaughey and the bookshelf tesseract thing? Washington Post, 6 Nov. 2020 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, 8 Mar. 2018 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, 28 Apr. 2018 See More

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Word History


Greek tessares four + aktis ray — more at actin-

First Known Use

1888, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of tesseract was in 1888

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“Tesseract.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tesseract. Accessed 22 Sep. 2023.

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