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 Remember Matthew McConaughey and the bookshelf tesseract thing? Washington Post, "Everyone on TV just wants to be launched into space," 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, "'Avengers: Infinity War' Has Delivered the Definitive Thanos," 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, "‘A Wrinkle in Time’ Review: Disney Trips on a Tesseract," 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, "'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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“Tesseract.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tesseract. Accessed 27 Jan. 2021.

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