tesseract

noun
tes·​ser·​act | \ ˈte-sə-ˌrakt How to pronounce tesseract (audio) \

Definition of tesseract

: the four-dimensional analogue of a cube

Examples of tesseract in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web 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 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 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 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, 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, 8 Mar. 2018 See More

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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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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 16 May. 2022.

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